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. […]
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government.
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.