The RHA has met with the group that will be scrutinising the performance of the Highways Agency (HA) once its reform is complete. Transport watchdog Passenger Focus will form a stakeholder group, including representatives from the road haulage sector, to represent the views of those using the strategic road network once the HA is transformed into a government-owned company. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said he found Passenger Focus’s strategy to be “very encouraging” and hopes to form a close […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]