Labour MP Rob Flello has shown support for the ATF Operators Association (AOA) by planning to put forward Parliamentary questions concerning a fair partnership with Vosa. Flello, who is also part of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Freight, met with members of the AOA to discuss the its views on the relationship between ATFs and Vosa. He has agreed to put forward a list of questions to roads minister Stephen Hammond. In the meeting, which took place at the […]
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.
Trade associations have welcomed the announcement that the Transport Committee has launched an investigation into skills and workforce planning in the road haulage industry.
The Chancellor turned his back on the road transport industry in the Budget, announcing August’s 3.02ppl increase in fuel duty will stay. MT takes a look at the economic case against this decision. The price of bulk diesel has climbed 18.9% in the past 18 months, to reach a record high of 117ppl. Meanwhile, companies have continued to go to the wall, with Hull-based AR Lunn the latest failure. Predictably, rising fuel costs were a main reason why 115 employees […]