The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads. The time-based charge will be applied to all lorries weighing more than 12 tonnes that are used or kept on UK roads, and will cost £10 a day or £1,000 a year, which is the maximum charge permitted under EU regulations. UK hauliers will have to pay the […]
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
Road Haulage Association national chairman Peter Barber has announced that the association’s chief executive, Geoff Dunning, is to retire at the end of August.
Work to build the UK’s longest road tunnel could start in 18 months after Highways England (HE) invited tenders for the £2bn project.