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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
Sustrans apparently mis-understands the DfT’s HGV/cyclist accident statistics, on which you reported (‘Night-time deliveries urged to cut... continue
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In brief
Transport for London is setting up a working group to promote freight deliveries in the capital outside the busiest times of day. The out-of-hours... continue
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Regular news
The DfT is being urged to restrict the longer heavy goods vehicles currently being trialled to a network of designated routes.  The Campaign for... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
CYcle campaigners are calling on councils to promote night-time deliveries in urban areas. This follows the news that the number of cyclists killed... continue
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Main editorial comment
Power trip, the new book by Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former controversial spin doctor, has been all over the media in recent weeks.... continue
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Regular news
The City of London wants to change freight delivery patterns to cut congestion and improve road safety and air quality.  Among measures being... continue
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Regular news
Boris Johnson has ruled out banning lorries from parts of London at particular times of day.  He told the London Assembly last week that the... continue
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Analysis
AS THE debate about the Government’s high-speed rail plans rumbles on, it’s easy to forget that Britain already has a high-speed line... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Secondary stories
Boris Johnson is to consult on introducing a “substantial” charge on heavy good vehicles operating in the capital without basic safety... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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