An announcement is expected before the end of this week detailing how the HGV Road User Levy is to be enforced in Northern Ireland. Although the levy has been payable by law in NI since April – as elsewhere in the UK – there has been no enforcement of it there so far as a result of ongoing discussions about route exemptions and NI’s failure to pass the required subordinate legislation. The Department of the Environment has not even agreed […]
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to force the retrofitting of larger windows in HGV cab near-side doors have been attacked as a step too far that risks further damaging the image of road transport.
The skills shortage, Brexit and the push towards low-emission vehicles are the biggest issues facing the road transport industry, the chief executive of the RHA has said.