The RHA has called for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be scrapped in its London mayoral election manifesto. The association labelled the scheme, which was introduced in the early 1980s, “an onerous bureaucracy which results in reduced efficiency in truck operations and increased mileage and pollution”. It added that the scheme has “long outlived its usefulness and should be scrapped” by the next mayor. “The desire to control and reduce truck operations is at a new high, and […]
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
The RHA has met with the group that will be scrutinising the performance of the Highways Agency (HA) once its reform is complete.
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.