The RHA has called for the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to be scrapped in its London mayoral election manifesto. The association labelled the scheme, which was introduced in the early 1980s, “an onerous bureaucracy which results in reduced efficiency in truck operations and increased mileage and pollution”. It added that the scheme has “long outlived its usefulness and should be scrapped” by the next mayor. “The desire to control and reduce truck operations is at a new high, and […]
MPs voted against a suspension on the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise yesterday (12 November), despite pressure from Labour MPs, Tory backbench campaigners and lobbying from FairFuelUK (FFUK). A Labour-led motion to suspend the proposed increase in January to at least April was defeated 282 votes to 234. FairFuelUK claim that the increase will cost 35,000 jobs and prolong the recession by a further three years. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FFUK, said: “Everybody is saying this is a toxic tax […]
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.
The UK MD of Gefco has said that the 3PL will be more profitable in the future, as it has made moves to strengthen its offering both inside, and outside, of the automotive logistics market.