Plans to extend the island fuel rebate scheme have been announced by chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. The move could see the fuel rebate of 5p/litre currently enjoyed by retailers of road fuel within the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Northern Isles, the Islands of the Clyde and the Isle of Scilly extended to other remote areas of the UK where average pump prices tend to be high. Fuel retailers claiming under the scheme are obliged to pass […]
The government has pulled the plug on the planned lorry park in Stanford West, which was selected as a solution to the chronic congestion caused by Operation Stack.
The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet – around 240,000 vehicles – is now parked up with no work.
The RHA is meeting with transport minister Baroness Vere and DfT officials tomorrow to demand urgent action on the driver shortage crisis as goods continue to disappear from supermarket shelves across the country and the hospitality industry struggles to get sufficient supplies.