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 SNP has attacked Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, for having no plan in place to ensure that international hauliers have access to the European single market that has “served logistics for nearly half a century”.
The FTA has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Think Logistics, the educational scheme founded by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite that works to promote careers in logistics to students aged 16-19.
UK transport companies have until December 2020 to plan for Brexit, the government said today after revealing a transition period between the UK and EU had been agreed.