The European Commission (EC) said it will not comment on reports that it is to start legal action against the UK government over the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy. Last weekend, Reuters reported that legal action was imminent. The legal action was mentioned in a letter, dated 13 April, sent by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff to Germany’s transport minister Alexander Dobrindt regarding a similar German toll tax. The EC has filed an infringement proceeding against Berlin over its plans to charge foreign car drivers for using Germany’s autobahns. The EC said the plan contravenes […]
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.
Grafton Merchanting GB (GMGB) has spent £1.2m on driver training and fitting safety equipment to its fleet, as part of its commitment to the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (Clocs) certification.
Only half the foreign-registered trucks visiting Northern Ireland are paying the HGV Road User Levy, NI minister of the environment, Mark Durkan, has suggested.