As the government plans a further four-month extension to the relaxation of HGV drivers’ hours, it has emerged that only around 450 haulage firms have used the extension to make their drivers work longer hours. The take-up rate emerged in a consultation document sent to industry stakeholders this week which proposes to take the current temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours beyond the 3 October deadline and through the peak period to 23 January 2022. Union Unite called the plans “reckless […]
Vital rail and road upgrades that will create jobs, increase connectivity and boost the economy will be delivered more quickly thanks to the launch of a new ‘Acceleration Unit’, transport secretary Grant Shapps announced today (21 August).
A lightweight steering system for HGVs, which reduces tyre wear and carbon emissions, is one of 51 projects awarded government funding to help create a more efficient transport system.
Eddie Stobart said it would continue fighting to build a national distribution centre in Warrington after its latest application was refused by the Secretary of State.