A third group action has been registered with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) seeking redress for those affected by the €3bn truck price-fixing cartel. Law firm Edwin Coe is seeking damages for businesses that were both direct and indirect purchasers of trucks (companies that used transport services provided by hauliers). It has signed up 27 businesses so far, including Co-op, Poundland and brewers Adnams and Fuller’s, to its class action. It is estimated that approximately 10 million trucks sold across […]
7) Siim Kallas, Transport Minster, European Commission While 4m trailer heights is a problem that doesn’t seem to want to go away, Kallas and the European Commission are looking to the future. He wants to simplify cabotage rules and further liberalise the European market for road transport. And he wants to change how trucks look.
A petition calling for a full investigation into possible price fixing in the UK road fuels market has generated over 32,000 signatures.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is about to enter the final stage of its investigation into Mercedes-Benz and five vehicle dealerships over suspected breaches of the Competition Act in the distribution of commercial vehicles. The investigation, launched in 2010, relates to five separate alleged infringements between March 2007 and January 2010, each of them involving two or three dealers, and two of them also involving Mercedes-Benz. Apart from Mercedes UK parent Daimler UK, and ultimate parent Daimler AG, the […]