The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has repeated its call for an exemption from the HGV Road User Levy for ROI hauliers on Northern Ireland roads. IRHA president Eoin Gavin told Motortransport.co.uk this week the levy, which came into effect at the start of April, had extended the already substantial costs differential faced by ROI hauliers compared with their Northern Ireland counterparts. He put these at around €30,000 (around £25,000) per annum including road tax, cabotage restrictions and vehicle testing […]
Hauliers in Northern and Southern Ireland have expressed concern over customs tariffs and border controls springing up after Brexit, warning that costs must increase to mitigate the effects.
Operators have been invited to supply evidence to support an inquiry by the Transport Committee into the work of Vosa. Issues to be covered by the select committee include: what can be done to improve the standards of foreign-registered trucks operating in the UK; how the agency can better support the traffic commissioners; if arrangements for vehicle test sites can be improved; and implementation of the HGV Road User Levy Bill. The Committee, which last looked at Vosa in 2009, […]
Revenue from the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy should be used to give UK hauliers an essential user rebate, Malcolm Group MD Andrew Malcolm has said.