Treasury officials have indicated it will probably take seven to nine months for the European Commission to make its decision about an extension of the UK’s rural fuel duty rebate scheme. Motortransport.co.uk understands that the UK’s recent application to extend the original scheme to 10 new towns in England and Scotland will need to be approved both by the EC itself, and by all 28 member states before the UK can press ahead with the plan. The current scheme sees […]
Growth in the oil services sector, investment in its Palletline business and improved vehicle utilisation helped Scottish haulier ARR Craib boost turnover and profit in the 12 months ending 31 March. Turnover rose 8.9% to £38.9m, while pre-tax profit was 56% higher, climbing from £873,117 to £1.36m. ARR Craib attributed the profit rise to a cost control programme, which incorporated driver training and a vehicle telematics and tracking system over the course of the year. It also invested £3m in […]
The United Pallet Network (UPN) has revealed further details about how its European service expansion, revealed early this week, will work in practice.
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.