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. […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) founder Peter Carroll has taken up a new role as special adviser to chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries.