A proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been met with “incredulity” by the trade associations, which warned such a charge could jeopardise British trading relationships. Dover District Council will propose a £1 charge on HGVs using the port at a meeting tonight (31 January), in order to improve air quality in the surrounding area. An agenda for the meeting reveals a councillor will ask the question: “With increasing traffic on the Port of Dover starting […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]
Acumen Distribution has grown its fleet of longer semi-trailers from four to 18 15.65m units.
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).