A campaign to ban oversized and hazardous goods from using the Dartford Crossing has come under fire from others in the road transport sector. Europa Worldwide launched its campaign and a petition earlier this week, complete with a livery (pictured), on the basis that the convoys required to transport oversized and hazardous goods through the tunnel cause congestion at the crossing. Vehicles carrying these loads should instead be sent the other way round the M25, according to MD Andrew Baxter. […]
Bristol’s plan to launch its own clean air zone (CAZ) next summer will be “challenging” for hauliers and exemptions will be required to give firms time to upgrade, according to the RHA.
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.