The FTA met with the Treasury last Thursday (5 February) to discuss the real effect the plummeting cost of oil was having on the freight transport sector. Despite lower oil prices benefitting hauliers “to an extent”, the FTA said most operators are not seeing the 53% fall in bulk prices passed on to them because fuel duty, at 57.95ppl, is negating these savings. It added that because oil is traded in dollars, the weaker pound also dampened the effect. However, […]
The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC.
The FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.
The government is being urged not to raise fuel duty in the forthcoming Budget following speculation that the first increase in a decade is on the cards.