The European Commission (EC) said it will not comment on reports that it is to start legal action against the UK government over the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy. Last weekend, Reuters reported that legal action was imminent. The legal action was mentioned in a letter, dated 13 April, sent by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff to Germany’s transport minister Alexander Dobrindt regarding a similar German toll tax. The EC has filed an infringement proceeding against Berlin over its plans to charge foreign car drivers for using Germany’s autobahns. The EC said the plan contravenes […]
Volvo Group has made a €400m (£317m) provision after being notified by the European Commission (EC) that it is suspected of involvement in a cartel, along with several other heavy- and medium-duty truck manufacturers.
Operators have been invited to supply evidence to support an inquiry by the Transport Committee into the work of Vosa. Issues to be covered by the select committee include: what can be done to improve the standards of foreign-registered trucks operating in the UK; how the agency can better support the traffic commissioners; if arrangements for vehicle test sites can be improved; and implementation of the HGV Road User Levy Bill. The Committee, which last looked at Vosa in 2009, […]
A new City of London Police Commercial Vehicle Unit has stopped 136 HGVs and taken 95 off the road in its first month.