Browsing: Policy and legislation

FTA warns of ‘unclear’ legislation

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning lorry operators that the legislative process governing the introduction of digital tachographs continues to remain unclear and that orders for new vehicles must clearly specify requirements

Rail freight grants cut a “body blow”

The Potter Group (TPG) has criticised Department for Transport (DfT) plans to merge rail freight grants with water and road grants, saying the move will see support for rail freight drastically cut by 2007/8. The company adds that the decision thre

Going forward the northern way

A new £100M growth fund to help drive forward a vision for the economy of the North of England was launched in September by the three Northern Regional Development Agencies (One Northeast, Yorkshire Forwards and the Northwest Development Agency). The grow

Towards 2030? A long term approach to transport

One thing is clear. The industry cannot complain about the lack of transport documents and legislation flowing from the Government over recent years. The 1998 transport White Paper – A New Deal for Transport – was the first in more than 20 years, and focu

The European dimension of Freight Transport

Road Freight Transport: In 1988, before the Masstricht Treaty, one of the first things the EU did was to harmonise transit documents for trucks and freight crossing internal EU frontiers, reducing the previous sheaf of paper to a single form, before aboli

A step in the right direction

Waiting for official action on water freight transport is like waiting on the proverbial London double decker bus. None appear for ages, then all at once along comes a convoy.

SRA to speed up rail freight development

The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) is to consult with government planning and transport officials in order to improve the planning process for developing major rail freight interchanges. There are proposals to create at least 40 rail freight interchanges

All round versatility for Morgan

Two new Mitsubishi counterbalance forklift trucks – a 2.5 tonne LP gas FG25K and an FBK RT 1.5 tonne three-wheel electric model – are contributing to the materials handling needs of the Morgan Motor Company. The vehicles, which replace two outdated forkli

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