A leading commercial vehicle insurance broker has expressed surprise that the logistics sector has not reacted more angrily to the 3.5% hike in insurance premium tax (IPT) that came into effect this month. 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 adding 9.5% to basic premiums. The increase is […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid the blame for the UK HGV driver shortage and the petrol pump crisis squarely at the feet of the road haulage industry this week.
Palletline has issued a new training module to support network members with the implementation of the latest tail-lift guidance, issued by the RHA and the APN last month.
The FTA and RHA are set to meet with the Treasury today to make the case for government funding for the training of HGV drivers.