Road tolling was a key topic discussed at a fringe seminar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at this week’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Director of the RAC Foundation, Prof Stephen Glaister, told delegates that the Treasury faces a £30m per year deficit from falling fuel duty by 2027, thanks to to advances in vehicle technology, coupled with a national debt that will cost the UK £70bn annually by 2017. “So the amount of money coming […]
Improved mirrors that eliminate HGV blind spots will become mandatory on newly registered vehicles from July of next year across the EU.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
He laid the groundwork for the HGV Road User Levy and and started the longer semi-trailer trial while transport minister. Now he’s back supporting recovery operators and hauliers as the chair of two parliamentary groups, MT finds out more.