France ditches plans for Heavy Vehicle Transit Tax


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. […]