For the 67th time in her reign, the Queen has visited Parliament for its state opening, at which she delivers a speech setting out the Government’s plans for its legislative programme in the months ahead.
A leading freight transport body has said that responsible hauliers and drivers who are unwitting victims of people smuggling gangs should not be penalised if all precautions have been taken to protect their vehicles.
The P&O Dover-Calais fleet will be returned to its pre-pandemic strength of five vessels when Pride of Burgundy — a 28,000 ton vessel with capacity to carry 120 lorries — returns to the vital route in June.
With pallet firms having to extend next day deliveries by up to five days, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for urgent Government action to ease a growing driver shortage crisis which is being exacerbated by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.
To mark International Workers’ Day 2021 on 1 May, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a list of measures the Government has taken to support workers since last year.
The Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England have announced that every new All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will open with radar technology in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly. In addition, all existing ALR motorways will have the technology fitted six months earlier than originally planned.