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 […]
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]
A revised French road tolling scheme covering parts of the currently free-to-use trunk road network is to be introduced early next year – targeting international hauliers transiting the country.