The FTA has called on France’s new president Emmanuel Macron to reverse his predecessor’s decision to charge a €40 (£34) driver fee. The fee, set to come into force next January, targets “posted workers”. These are defined as EU workers operating outside of their own country on a temporary basis and employed by a foreign company. The fee will be used to maintain a database that will handle all documents required by French authorities for posted workers – including drivers. […]
Palletline, The Pallet Network (TPN) and Gazeley are set to exhibit at next month’s Multimodal for the first time, joining some of the UK’s largest operators.
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]