The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight. Transport minister Robert Goodwill MP said last week that over 1.8 million levies had been issued to foreign-registered trucks (weighing more than 12 tonnes) since 1 April 2014, with most (98%) in the highest payment band, paying £10 per day or £1,000 […]
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]
The DfT has revealed the abolition of the paper driving licence will be delayed until 8 June this year.
Operators face a potential triple whammy in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 25 November with cuts to spending on local roads, the DVSA’s enforcement budget and an increase in fuel duty on the cards.