Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. The move could see the fuel rebate of 5p/litre currently enjoyed by retailers of road fuel within the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the Islands of the Clyde and the Isle of Scilly extended to other remote areas of the UK where average pump prices tend to be high. Fuel retailers claiming under the scheme are obliged to pass […]
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]
Is the road transport industry expecting too much from Philip Hammond’s budget this afternoon? Motortransport.co.uk looks at what’s in store for logistics.
The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers.