The decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been tentatively welcomed by the industry. While the general consensus is that it was the correct decision, there remain uncertainties that need clarification, according to road transport representatives. The decision to expand Heathrow was announced today (25 October) after years of what the Transport Committee described as “dithering”. Committee chairwoman Louise Ellman MP said: “After decades of dithering, the decision has been made and it is the right one. […]
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
Membership numbers and turnover increased at the FTA last year, but its pre-tax surplus fell.
The RHA has labelled transport minister Jesse Norman as complacent after he belatedly revealed plans to create a national charging infrastructure to prevent the creation of a “patchwork” of clean air zones (CAZs) with differing charges and regulations.