The 3.5% hike in insurance premium tax (IPT) that came into effect at the beginning of November could be just “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of increasing insurance costs for truck operators, a leading commercial vehicle insurer has warned. The rise, which was announced in the budget in July and affects a range of insurance policy types including motor insurance and national goods-in-transit (GIT) cover, as well as buildings, contents, public liability and employer’s liability policies, leaves IPT […]
ExxonMobil has produced the definitive guide to total cost of ownership (TCO), from how to calculate and measure it to the steps operators can take to reduce it, including the use of high performance lubricants. The guide is available as a free download and, to launch this invaluable aid to keeping a lid on costs, ExxonMobil in association with Motortransport.co.uk held a webinar on the subject of TCO. The expert panel included James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the FTA […]
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.
The introduction of a rebate on fuel duty for goods vehicle operators in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) this summer may tempt more UK operators to use illicit fuel, the RHA has conceded.