The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days. However, the FTA conceded that moving the whole camp to a different location much further away from the port and Eurotunnel terminal, as it has previously called for, might be “a tricky issue”. Speaking after a meeting yesterday with Xavier Bertrand, newly elected president of the Nord Pas de Calais Picardie region, FTA head of […]
A balanced approach to enforcement for all road users was a key message to emerge from speakers at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference on Tuesday (2 June).
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]
The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads.