The government must guarantee it will scrap the Severn Crossing tolls as promised, the FTA has said. Prime minister Theresa May pledged to scrap the charge, currently the costliest road toll in the UK, altogether last month as part of her election campaign. The FTA said that it wants to see a clear commitment from the new government to upholding that promise now the election is over. It currently costs an HGV £20 to cross the bridge, and a van […]
Heathrow Airport has confirmed it will consider the case for a congestion charge, if a third runway (pictured) is given the go-ahead.
Hauliers are still facing serious issues travelling via Welsh ports to Ireland which is resulting in a major fall-off of trade through the ports, according to the RHA.
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]