The FTA and RHA have welcomed the HGV Road User Levy Act, which became law yesterday (28 February).From April 2014, all LGVs weighing more than 12 tonnes will be charged up to £1,000 per year to use Britain’s roads. UK operators will be compensated through a reduction in VED, of which new rates will be announced in the chancellor’s Budget Statement on 20 March. RHA head of media relations Kate Gibbs said: “We welcome it with open arms. It’s been […]
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]
London mayor Boris Johnson has abandoned plans to introduce a Euro-4 NOx standard for trucks operating in the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in 2015, but buses will still have to comply.
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.