More operators have reacted to the chancellor’s Budget this afternoon (20 March), with both DBL Logistics and parcel firm APC Overnight supporting George Osborne’s decision to scrap the planned fuel duty rise. Sheffield-based haulage company DBL Logistics, which estimates that it uses around 50,000 litres of fuel per quarter, said the duty rise would have cost a further £1,500 per quarter if it had gone ahead. MD David Clarkson said: “The scrapping of the fuel duty increase is good news […]
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has praised the road transport industry, promised clarity over Brexit for the sector and acknowledged the shortage of truck parking in the UK.
John Hayes has taken responsibility for freight and logistics following a reshuffle at the DfT, replacing Andrew Jones.
The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclist safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations.