Revisions could be made to the UK’s flagship HGV Road User Levy to make it compliant with EU rules, a source said this week. The claim followed a “positive” meeting last month between the European Commission (EC) and DfT officials. It comes after the commission’s decision in April to begin formal legal proceedings against the UK government over its introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which it believes contravenes EU rules on the free movement of goods in Europe. […]
The RHA has said that compensation in its legal case against the truck manufacturers involved in the price-fixing scandal could yield around £6,000 per truck.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government.
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, […]