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 […]
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
Almost every operator in Northern Ireland that should have a restricted O-licence has been issued one, three years after updated O-licensing rules came into force.