The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs. The response came after the RHA issued a release stating that the review of the HGV road charging system had been confirmed by Duncan Price. Price is DfT divisional manager for freight, O-licensing and roadworthiness and was speaking at a Policy-UK road haulage skills conference in London this week. According to the RHA, Price said at the event […]
France’s plan to swap the failed Ecotaxe road user charging system with a new Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax early next year have been scrapped indefinitely.
by Jack Semple, RHA, director of policy Cycle safety concerns have come to the boil, as six cyclists were killed in London in just 12 days, four after colliding with HGVs. Tragic, terrible incidents that are the result of problems for which there is no quick fix. And as the RHA has sought to make clear, it is far from just being about trucks – it is about inadequate infrastructure, a range of bad cyclist behaviour and a need for […]
The RHA has said that rather than sabre-rattling and pushing for powers to fine, local councils would be better served encouraging dialogue between residents and businesses if they want to cut the number of trucks breaching weight-limits.