International operators running to France have been urged to prepare for the introduction of the Ecotax, a levy on all trucks over 3.5t using 10,000 km of national roads (excluding tolled motorways) and 5,000 km of local roads. The tax is based on the number of axles and gross vehicle weight and will be collected using an onboard electronic unit fitted by a registered toll system company or by registering direct with the toll operator Ecomouv. One registered company, DKV […]
No end to the migrant crisis appears to be in sight for international vehicle operators crossing the Channel to the UK via Calais, after the town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart warned the problems there were not going to go away anytime soon. Her comments came as the UK’s Border Force confirmed there had been surge in the number of migrants caught in the first three months of this financial year attemting to make it to the UK.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.
The French government has confirmed plans to introduce a revised tolling scheme for heavy goods vehicles from the beginning of next year.