Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers – Ciceley, Road Range and Enza – have admitted infringing competition law and agreed to pay settlements totalling £2.6m, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed. A fourth dealer, Northside, has also admitted infringing competition law but will avoid any fine due to its role as whistleblower in the investigation, said the OFT. The settlements relate to three separate infringements of competition law, all of which contained “at least some element […]
The number of LGVs licensed for use on Great Britain’s roads fell almost 10% between 2007 and 2012, new figures from the DfT have shown.
Hauliers heading for the Channel crossings in the event of a no-deal Brexit will face a £300 fine if they try to avoid queues by using alternative routes to those designated under Operation Brock. Hauliers without the proper paperwork needed at the border will also be turned back.
FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them.