Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry. The levy’s original brief, when it was launched in 2014, was to create a level playing field that ensured foreign hauliers travelling on UK roads paid towards their upkeep. However, the government has begun a review of the levy with the publication of a “call for evidence” paper by the DfT, which appears to move the levy beyond […]
In 2016 the UK road transport industry moved more freight by both weight and distance than it has ever done since modern records began According to newly published figures the UK road transport industry (excluding Northern Ireland) lifted freight amounting to 1.89 billion tonnes in 2016; a 15% increase year-on-year. This is the highest recorded collective weight since comparative records began in 1990.
Vosa has given its backing to the formation of an association for the owners of authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and said it wants to work in partnership with them. More than 50 ATF operators attended the inaugural meeting of the ATF Operators Association last week in Coventry, where Vosa senior business development manager Mark Warden stressed that, as the ATF network matures, “it is important Vosa has an association that it can have constructive dialogue with”. Warden admitted that the […]
The RHA has renewed its call for French troops to be deployed to restore order in Calais as migrant numbers continue to swell.