The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms. Andrew Baxter, who took a 90% controlling stake in Europa Worldwide in August, said that duty rises had seen the knock on effect of higher transport costs leading to rising prices further down the line. “For too long the British freight industry has been unfairly penalised by […]
Industry voices disapproval over campaign to ban abnormal and hazardous loads from Dartford Crossing
A campaign to ban oversized and hazardous goods from using the Dartford Crossing has come under fire from others in the road transport sector.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]