France’s plan to swap the failed Ecotaxe road user charging system with a new Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax early next year have been scrapped indefinitely. The decision to ditch the tax – which was to have applied charges averaging 13 Eurocents per kilometre to HGVs over 3.5 tonnes GVW on around 4,000km of French roads from January – was confirmed by French ecology minister Ségolène Royal in October. It has been welcomed by French logistics associations, but slammed by environmentalists. […]
The government is playing chicken with the future of the British economy and the haulage industry, the FTA has warned.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]