Road haulage rates fell by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown. The fall in prices for freight transport by road in the three months to the end of September is the first ever documented in the ONS’s Services Producer Price Index, which has measured changes in the prices received by businesses in the UK for selected services since late 2010. It leaves road haulage rates just 0.17% higher than […]
New research suggests operators’ expectations of growth this year could be hamstrung by a lack of innovation within the road transport sector.
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
The introduction of a rebate on fuel duty for goods vehicle operators in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) this summer may tempt more UK operators to use illicit fuel, the RHA has conceded.