This section contains information on projects supported by the Government to help modernise the road haulage industry; information on the working time directives and how they affect the transport industry; and information about the Governments policy to introduce a lorry road-user charge in the UK.
This report summarises the conclusions of the freight data feasibility study as announced in Budget 2008. It concludes that a vignette scheme should not be progressed at this time and that other approaches to the underlying issue of non-compliance with traffic legislation should be considered, such as EU proposals for inter-operable databases of HGV operators.
- 08 April 2008
Notes of meetings and other information regarding the Freight Logistics Research Group.
Notes of meetings and other information regarding the Road Haulage Forum.
Information on the working time directives and how they affect the transport industry.
Agreements on the international carriage of perishable foodstuff.
The report outlines the feasibility study work to date, focussing on the options considered and what assessment has been performed of those options.
- 09 October 2007
Designed to encourage dialogue between industry and local authorities on the issue of delivery restrictions, to help local authorities consider alternatives to blanket restrictions on existing and new commercial developments.
- 01 November 2006
Contact details and information on the Safe and Fuel Efficient Drivers (SAFED) scheme for van drivers, which aims to encourage safer, cleaner and cheaper driving whilst saving operators money.
- 14 August 2006
This short document provides the findings of a pilot scheme run in late 2005 to gauge how effective Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) driver training can be for van drivers in terms of fuel savings and safety.
- 25 January 2006
Access to information on another website on goods vehicle operator licensing.
- 18 October 2005
Information on enforcement for commercial vehicle traffic and roadworthiness regulations.
- 11 October 2005
For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.