The chancellor Philip Hammond has frozen fuel duty, the HGV Road User Levy and vehicle excise duty (VED) in today’s budget but had little to offer in regards to tackling the UK’s chronic congestion. In a statement striking a balance between strong growth and the future challenge of Brexit, Hammond revealed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) had upgraded GDP growth from 1.4% to 2%. However, the OBR says this will fall to 1.6% in 2018. Here’s a snapshot […]
The price of fuel has little effect on the profitability of logistics companies and isn’t the primary cause of failures in the industry, the Motor Transport Directors’ Club was told last month.
Herts-based Forward Trucking Services has ordered 21 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 variants, all achieving Direct Vision Standard’s (DVS) four stars.
As we know, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars and vans by 2030. Provided the industry can produce enough electric vehicles by then, there seem to be few barriers to ensuring the date is met. It’s a different story where heavy trucks are concerned though and diesel powered vehicles are likely to still be keeping us supplied after 2030.