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 closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.
Logistics planning for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer will now have to be “done in a rush”, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.