Congested and poorly maintained UK motorways have been subject to much criticism in recent years. Fortunately the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has laid out new plans on how the government will develop the nation’s motorway network. Solid investment in UK roads is important for every single road user, but especially so for haulage and logistics companies who rely so heavily on reliable transport routes.
Mr Grayling has pledged to invest £6.1 billion in an effort to modernise and upgrade major road networks across the country. This will in turn ease congestion, allow for shorter journey times and ultimately save hauliers money in the long term. Such a positive move has been wholeheartedly embraced by the Road Haulage Association who consider it a positive move for the economy as a whole.
British road haulage forms the backbone of transport for businesses across the country. Without meaningful investment, it is argued the economy as a whole stands to suffer due to lost man hours. Current road congestion is estimated to cost the economy upwards of £30 billion each year. With the right strategies in place to maximise the effectiveness of this investment, it could be a real boost to the logistics sector and national economy as a whole.