Chancellor George Osborne has postponed the 3ppl fuel duty rise planned for 1 August until January 2013. Following lobbying by FairFuelUK (FFUK), culminating in a threat from the Labour Party to force a vote on an amendment to the Budget legislation earlier today, Osborne announced the freeze. However FFUK founder Peter Carroll says: “There are serious longer-term issues to address on fuel taxation and pricing – but for today, we thank the government for listening and acting.” Robert Wilcox, MD […]
Wholesale fuels supplier Greenergy has revealed it is planning to bring more of its haulage operations in-house after an initial insourcing operation a year ago proved successful.
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
Penrith-based AW Jenkinson is expected to shave £700,000 off its fuel bill after putting drivers through a CPC course in fuel efficient driving techniques. One tipper driver is saving the company £156 a week alone after it approached Focale Training and asked it to design a course for 280 fleet drivers. The wood processing and green waste reclamation firm took advantage of the Driver CPC to save money on its fuel bill and drive home the message of efficient driving. […]