The proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been rebutted by Dover Council on the grounds that air quality in the town was improving. The tax was put forward by councillor Nathaniel Richards at a council meeting last night (31 January), in a move which was met with “incredulity” by trade associations. Richards argued that increased traffic in and around the port was affecting air quality and roads surrounding Dover, and a levy on trucks using […]
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.
Palletline, The Pallet Network (TPN) and Gazeley are set to exhibit at next month’s Multimodal for the first time, joining some of the UK’s largest operators.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]