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 FTA has rejected the London Assembly’s call for a rush-hour lorry ban in the capital, saying it is no “silver bullet” for improving safety.
Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic is switching its entire UK transport requirement back to Eddie Stobart, just over a year after signing up Wincanton to deliver as part of a five-year deal, MT can reveal.
Wincanton’s delivery figures in the run-up to Christmas outperformed the previous year, with fuel and container journeys up significantly.