The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs. The response came after the RHA issued a release stating that the review of the HGV road charging system had been confirmed by Duncan Price. Price is DfT divisional manager for freight, O-licensing and roadworthiness and was speaking at a Policy-UK road haulage skills conference in London this week. According to the RHA, Price said at the event […]
As many as a third of operators in Northern Ireland who should have a restricted operator’s licence don’t have one, the DVA has revealed.
UPS and TNT Express do not now expect their multi-billion euro merger, announced in March, to be completed until early 2013. The operators had originally hoped to seal a deal in the first half of the year, but involvement from the European Commission as regulator scuppered this timetable. Last month the European Commission temporarily suspended the takeover to allow regulators more time to gather information, a process that is ongoing. Despite this UPS and TNT had still expected to complete […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.