IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

This article is the third in Truck's "Haulage in Crisis" series. The imminent arrival of a new local government for London as a whole is good news for hauliers. It means that there is probably more chance of an integrated transport policy there than if it were left only to the more than 30 London Boroughs. P Carroll, managing director of Colin Wild Haulage in Kent, considers that the main problem at present is the Government and the Opposition - indeed the whole of Parliament, none of whose members knows enough about transport. Carroll intends to do something about this; he is an aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats. He is especially critical about devolving transport decisions to the lowest level of government; to avoid destroying medium-sized haulage companies like his own, they need to be taken at national level. However, many if not most UK local authorities are targeting cars rather than lorries. The article quotes the views of several other hauliers on this issue. Another problem that hauliers could face soon is that local authorities may soon make widespread use of little-known powers, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to close roads to reduce traffic congestion. F Worsford of the University of Westminster Transport Studies Group foresees even more problems for hauliers.

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  • Authors:
    • Hill, A
    • WORSFORD, F
  • Publication Date: 1999-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 40-3
  • Serial:
    • TRUCK
    • Publisher: VILLAGE PUBLISHING

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM