International truck operators have been left in limbo after the French government announced a further – this time indefinite – suspension of its Ecotax road user charging scheme. The scheme, which has been delayed twice already, was due to apply from 1 January 2014 to goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW on around 15,000km of French roads not currently covered by existing tolls. After widespread protests in north-west France about the scheme – which reports have suggested would net around […]
The Commons Transport Committee has announced an inquiry into government policy on the UK’s strategic road network.
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]
The FTA has called on the UK government not to act upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s previous promise to take “no deal rather than a bad deal”, as Brexit negotiations formally begin today (19 June).