Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
The time limit for downloading data from a digital tachograph is to be extended from the current 56 days to 90 days by the end of this year, the DfT has confirmed.
The number of clandestines detected by Border Force almost doubled last year, according to the Home Office, although it refused to confirm how many were discovered at individual ports.
The FTA has welcomed news that London’s T-Charge will commence on 23 October, providing a level playing field for all road users.