The Department for Transport helps the freight logistics industry to be efficient, resilient, environmentally friendly and safe. These pages contain information on road freight and encouraging a shift from road to inland waterway, short sea shipping and to rail. They also cover regulation, research and Government initiatives and the resilience of supply chains.
Information regarding the policies on the transportation of dangerous items.
Information relating to the transportation of freight via railway are contained here, including information on rail freight grants.
Information relating to aspects of road transportation of freight are contained here.
Information relating to transportation of freight via water are contained here.
Copies of the Freight Future newsletter that covers activities supporting best practice in vehicle use.
Details of the Freight Logistics research programme, forthcoming projects and an Expression of Interest form for potential contractors.
The sustainable distribution strategy provides a framework to deliver a modern, efficient freight transport system across all modes.
Grants for projects that reduce the environmental impact of transporting aggregates.
Documents include: freight and road user charging, the Road Haulage Modernisation Fund.
Contact details and information on DfT's Freight Best Practice programme, which offers free publications to help freight operators improve their efficiency.
- 14 August 2006
Contacts in the department for freight enquiries.
- 18 November 2003
- Last update:
- 20 November 2006