The Forth Road Bridge will not fully reopen to HGV traffic until mid-March, according to Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay. The bridge, which was closed to all traffic on 4 December but reopened to non-HGV vehicles later that month, was originally set to reopen to HGVs in mid-February. A phased reintroduction of HGVs, which will allow around 600 to cross the bridge every night, began today (4 February) but Mackay said it will not be fully opened until mid-March. He […]
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
Scottish hauliers have expressed fears for the viability of their businesses following the revelation that they would have to pay to use UK roads if Scotland votes for independence.
Fair Fuel UK has renewed its call for the government to cut fuel duty to spur the struggling economy, after the Bank of England slashed its UK growth forecast for 2012 to close to zero. Quentin Wilson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, says: “Growth is paralysed so it’s time the government looked at cutting fuel duty to stimulate activity. If we spend less on fuel tax, we’ll spend more on other things.” Wilson argues fuel duty is one of the last […]