Operators will no longer be required to apply for a special licence to run longer semi-trailers of up to 18.55 metres – over two metres above the standard size – on Britain’s roads from 31 May, the UK government has announced today (10 May). The long-awaited move follows an 11-year road trial involving almost 3,000 […]
New and “onerous” regulations on the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) are driving up running costs and creating inefficiencies, with some operators being forced to lay up their LSTs, RHA warned this week. The new regulations were introduced in May this year, following the DfT’s decision to allow the trailers, which are to 2.05 metres […]
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.
Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.