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 called on the government to protect infrastructure spending when it publishes its Spending Review this Wednesday (26 June).
Switching from diesel to natural gas will produce a 10% saving in CO2 emissions for a heavy truck running on motorways, according to trials carried out by IVECO at Millbrook.
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.