The government has pulled the plug on the planned lorry park in Stanford West, which was selected as a solution to the chronic congestion caused by Operation Stack. The collapse of the planned lorry park contingency means there will be no alternative to Operation Stack until March 2019 at the earliest. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne committed £250m to the site in 2015 to relieve congestion on the M20 when Operation stack is in place in 2015, after […]
Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February.
Fleet operators making deliveries into London will be hit by a steep 17% price increase for entering the Congestion Charge from next month, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed today (28 May).
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 […]