Road freight transport is the “lifeblood running through the veins of the British economy,” roads and freight minister Andrew Jones MP told MT this week. Jones was at the HORIBA-MIRA proving ground at the invitation of Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media and Mercedes-Benz to get his first taste of driving HGVs. The minister tried his hand in an 8×4 Econic low cab tipper, a conventional Arocs 8×4 tipper and a top of the range 630hp 6×2 Actros tractor unit […]
A cross-party group of MPs joined FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers today, to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty in next week’s Budget.
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
The chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen fuel duty, the HGV Road User Levy and vehicle excise duty (VED) in today’s budget but had little to offer in regards to tackling the UK’s chronic congestion.