A review of the HGV Road User Levy is in the pipeline, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced in yesterday’s budget. It said a call for evidence on the existing system would be made this spring, and that the government would “work with the industry to update the levy so that it allows them to plan their routes more efficiently”. The document added that government would be looking to incentivise the revised scheme so that operators use the […]
The proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been rebutted by Dover Council on the grounds that air quality in the town was improving.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
The HGV Road User Levy has been labelled an “abject failure” by the chairman of Baxter Freight, who said it has done nothing to address the cost imbalance between UK operators and their continental counterparts.