Both the FTA and the RHA have now urged the chancellor to prioritise cutting fuel duty and ensuring the HGV Road User Levy does not negatively impact on UK operators. Revealing its submission ahead of the Budget next month, the FTA said it would continue to support the government’s introduction of the levy only if it is truly revenue neutral for UK operators. It also wants to see administrative costs are kept to a minimum, and extra funding made available […]
The FTA has urged the government not to enforce driving licence checks once paper counterparts are abolished on 8 June, as the proposed online replacement is still not a viable alternative for fleet operators.
Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage.
Leading hauliers have told MT they have been forced to increase rates to customers amid a range of growing industry challenges.