The chancellor has been criticized for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
A near doubling of freight firms filing for insolvency in the second quarter of this year has prompted the FTA to call on chancellor Philip Hammond to cut fuel duty in this week’s Budget to prevent further freight company failures.
Trade associations have cautioned against adding further complexity into the London supply chain, after TfL went live with its latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) consultation.
HGVs pay enough in tax to cover almost all the government’s spending on road maintenance in the UK, according to research.
The government is showing a worrying lack of leadership in its approach to post-Brexit customs arrangements, according to the Home Affairs Committee, in a new report which highlights numerous shortcomings in government’s preparations for trading when the UK leaves the EU.
New legal powers to transform Transport for the North (TfN) into the UK’s first-ever statutory sub-national transport body were laid out today (16 November) in Parliament.
The government has pulled the plug on the planned lorry park in Stanford West, which was selected as a solution to the chronic congestion caused by Operation Stack.
The road freight industry is in danger of being “thrown to the wolves” if the government fails to install a competent customs system in time for Brexit, the FTA warned this week.
As the UK’s natural gas refuelling network grows giving operators more choice of where to fill up, some stations using more expensive refuelling technology may be forced to close, experts have warned.
Almost 70% of reported cargo losses across Europe and the Middle East in September occurred in the UK, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association.