As the triggering of Article 50 approaches, both the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA) have stepped up lobbying efforts in recent weeks, warning of the dangers posed by increased red-tape and customs controls. The RHA highlighted that 30% of all food consumed in the UK comes from the EU, arriving in . . .
Motion is the quarterly digital magazine published by Microlise, but edited independently by Sharon Clancy, former Editor of M.Logistics. The latest issue is now out and whilst I have an obvious bias, it’s got some great stuff in it for transport professionals looking to stay up-to-date with industry issues and technology trends. . . .
Truck strikes took centre stage in the national media this weekend when the BBC covered a rallying cry from the Local Government Association (LGA) for new legislation. The LGA would like to see local councils given more powers to ban truck drivers from using sat-navs specifically designed for cars to stop oversized or overweight vehicles . . .
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has responded to the London Assembly’s proposed new road pricing scheme warning that “if road pricing is not just to be a tax on London it needs to focus on those who have an alternative.” The new pricing scheme, which would replace the Congestion Charge, was suggested by the committee last week. . . .
I will soon be cycling 450km across South Africa! In March I will be one of a team of four from Microlise who are taking part in the Cycle South Africa event, organised by international development charity Transaid. We will join forty riders from across the transport industry to complete a 450km route across difficult terrain in high temperatures over just five . . .