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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Road Haulage Association this week launched a campaign against the Government’s plans to toll a 12-mile section of the A14  east-west... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Platoons of lorries controlled by only one driver could be trialled on UK roads. The DfT says platoons could have “huge benefits” if they... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northgate Public Services has been appointed by the DfT to develop and operate a foreign operator payment system for the HGV road user levy, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government may raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness in response to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Boris Johnson is to consult on introducing a “substantial” charge on heavy good vehicles operating in the capital without basic safety... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Irish Government is planning to give lorries free access to tolled motorways for a month in an effort to stop them diverting onto secondary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A low emission zone could be set up in Oxford to cut emissions from the road freight sector. Oxford City Council says it will work with Oxfordshire... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The government’s plans to toll the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge could harm  businesses in Suffolk, including the port of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
Your report of the discrepancies between data from the DfT’s road statistics and road freight teams underplays the problem as does the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Helm, Chatham, Kent ME4
Whenever the name of Beeching is invoked, attention inevitably turns to rural branch lines and secondary routes. Hardly anyone mentions freight and,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Henry Abraham, HJA Associates
The Mayor of London’s roads task force is due to publish its findings shortly, addressing the contentious issue of how we best use... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a paper explaining why a 29% gap exists between goods vehicle kilometres reported in two official datasets. The DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to review the Traffic Management Act 2004, blaming it for delivery vehicles incurring... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Restrictions on lorry movements, changes to the rules for enforcing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists at junctions, and speed awareness courses for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2
You report our finding that road freight is underestimated (‘Road freight mode split ‘underestimated’ LTT 31 May). Here is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DFT is seeking views on the  extent of European transport powers, which could inform a future Government’s attempt to renegotiate the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Developments in road freight are to be researched by a new Centre for Sustainable Road Freight bringing together Cambridge University’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The proportion of freight carried by lorries could be significantly underestimated in DfT statistics that are used to calculate mode split, according... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A tunnel to accommodate the London-Leeds high-speed rail route under East Midlands Airport could be extended by 1km to allow a strategic rail freight... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Network Rail is predicting a big increase in rail freight traffic over the next 30 years, even though one of rail’s staple markets –... continue
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