Loan fraud costs an operator his licence

5 November 2021

A public inquiry into Mafuwer Logistics Ltd conducted by the Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Nick Denton, found that almost all the company’s financial resources had been provided by a £50,000 bounce back loan (BBL) in May 2020.

Gas trucks as bad for the climate as diesel

5 November 2021

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel trucks and pollute the air far more than manufacturers claim, new independent tests indicate.

Cabotage changes could sabotage UK hauliers

3 November 2021

In response to the Government’s proposed temporary relaxation of the rules on cabotage for foreign drivers in the UK, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has expressed its shock and disappointment that more effective measures could not be taken to deal with the shortage of lorry drivers and the supply chain crisis in the UK.

Haulage body response to the Autumn 2021 Budget

29 October 2021

Logistics UK has welcomed the commitment to improve the quality of available heavy goods vehicle (HGV) parking spaces that was made in the Chancellor’s recent Budget speech.

HGV drivers must have proper break facilities

29 October 2021

After the Road Haulage Association (RHA) recently called on the Government to work with local authorities to invest in lorry parking and truck stops, the trade union Unite is now also lending its support to a campaign by HGV drivers for safety, decency and dignity to be restored to lorry driving in the UK.

Budget points the way to a new post-Covid economy

27 October 2021

What follows may not come as a total surprise, given that the Government has leaked most of its good news about transport, health and education in advance. This is why Chancellor Rishi Sunak was sharply reminded by the Deputy Speaker, Dame Eleanor Laing, that MPs expect to hear the news from him, not the media.