​Freight Links

Weight and Overloading

Guidance on vehicle weight, weighbridges and overloading can be found on the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA) website.


Licensing, Testing and Enforcement

Details are available on the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA) website.


Industry Bodies

The Freight Transport Association - www.fta.co.uk

The Road Haulage Association - www.rha.uk.net

Government Advice and Information

The Department for Transport (DfT) www.dft.gov.uk/topics/freight

Freight Best Practice www.freightbestpractice.org.uk/

Strategic Road Network information

For latest travel information on motorways and trunk roads:


For planned schemes:


Rail Freight
Freight on Rail is a partnership between the rail trade unions, the rail freight industry and Campaign for Better Transport that works to promote the economic, social and environmental benefits of rail freight both nationally and locally.

Air Freight

Manchester Airport - World Freight Terminal


Waterborne Freight

Freight by Water seeks to promote an increase in the use of existing water freight services and to facilitate the development of new services for the benefit of users.


Air Quality

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is a non-profit making organisation, funded by the Government and the Private Sector, set up to address the damaging effects of climate change by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy.