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 […]
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.
Is the road transport industry expecting too much from Philip Hammond’s budget this afternoon? Motortransport.co.uk looks at what’s in store for logistics.
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]