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Food miles survey gains support

The UK Food and Drinks Transport Costs survey, a study commissioned by the Department for Transport, is gaining support from UK supermarkets and food manufacturers alike.

Scala to conduct ‘food miles’ survey

The Department for Transport has commissioned Scala Logistics Consulting to conduct surveys into the cost of ‘food miles’ on the environment and the UK transport system.

DfT to investigate rolling stock leases

The Department for Transport is investigating the cost of rail rolling stock leases. It is concerned that there is a lack of effective competition within the market and lack of transparency as to how leasing charges are applied.

TIF list is wish list

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the new Transport Investment Fund (TIF) scheme from the DfT, however it warned that it does not go far enough.

A decent proposal

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) have joined forces to submit their proposals for the 2006 budget, following the cross-industry support gained from the Burns Inquiry,

DfT relaxes drivers’ hours rules

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that the EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules will be temporarily relaxed for drivers directly affected by the Buncefield fire.

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