The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure. In a transport strategy document published last week, the union suggested any funds raised by the levy, which is due to come into force in April 2014 and is expected to raise £20m a year, should “be put back into improving a safe and sustainable transport infrastructure”. A statement by the […]
The HGV Road User Levy has been labelled an “abject failure” by the chairman of Baxter Freight, who said it has done nothing to address the cost imbalance between UK operators and their continental counterparts.
FTA chief executive Theo de Pencier is to join transport watchdog Passenger Focus, the organisation that will be scrutinising the performance of Highways England, which goes live next month.
Both DHL and the RHA have urged Grangemouth Refinery owner Ineos, the Unite union and workers at the plant, to swiftly resolve their differences and resume fuel production.