Non-payment of the HGV Road User Levy by foreign hauliers is a “major priority” for DVSA, according to transport secretary Jesse Norman. Responding to questioning from fellow Conservative MP Andrew Lewer about whether the DfT plans to enhance its technology to tackle non-payment of tolls and fines issued to foreign trucks, or even ban offending HGVs from entering the UK, Norman said the following. “Regarding the HGV Levy, the DVSA note that enforcement of non-GB HGVs is a major priority for them. In […]
Trade associations welcomed the new London Freight Enforcement Partnership launched by TfL and partner agencies earlier this week, although the RHA called on the transport body to make the results of the enforcement project more visible to the industry.
For decades the government has been urged to make competition fairer between UK and foreign operators but, now action is being finally taken, how effective will it prove, asks Guy Sheppard. When the HGV Road User Levy comes into force in April, Rob Hollyman, MD of Purfleet-based UK and international distribution company YTL, is unlikely to celebrate – despite first lobbying for it in the mid-1980s. The government says it will help create a level playing field for UK operators […]