Fuel duty has been frozen for a fifth year in a row in today’s Budget. The chancellor George Osborne confirmed the news earlier, meaning that following a 1ppl cut in 2011 fuel duty has now been frozen for each successive year since. Following the autumn statement late last year, it looked like fuel duty would be raised by the rate of inflation come April, but after lobbying by the likes of FairFuelUK (FFUK) supported by the RHA, FTA and Association of […]
by Jack Semple, RHA, director of policy Cycle safety concerns have come to the boil, as six cyclists were killed in London in just 12 days, four after colliding with HGVs. Tragic, terrible incidents that are the result of problems for which there is no quick fix. And as the RHA has sought to make clear, it is far from just being about trucks – it is about inadequate infrastructure, a range of bad cyclist behaviour and a need for […]
Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Matthew Pickering has been named the FTA’s Truck Driver of the Year 44-tonne 2016, following a hard-fought contest.
After the Conservative party fell eight seats short of an overall majority, resulting in a hung parliament in the general election, the FTA has called for a new government to review its decision to leave the EU customs union.