Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership. VAT was removed from the toll price tag as the crossings came under the responsibility of Highways England this morning, meaning HGVs will now pay £16.70 instead of £20. The cost for a van to cross has fallen from £13.40 to £11.20. Trade associations welcomed the reduction, but continued to push for the tolls to be removed altogether, as promised by the government last […]
The level of financial standing standard O-licence holders will have to demonstrate is likely to increase in 2017, due to the drop in the value of the pound against the euro.
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.