The RHA has labelled transport minister Jesse Norman as complacent after he belatedly revealed plans to create a national charging infrastructure to prevent the creation of a “patchwork” of clean air zones (CAZs) with differing charges and regulations. Duncan Buchanan, RHA policy director, criticised ministers this week for failing to take action sooner to tackle the issue, which could see hauliers facing multiple CAZ/ low emission charges in the course of one day. Transport minister Jesse Norman revealed plans for a […]
Government to investigate impact of management agency fees on rising cost of roadside vehicle recovery
A government review is to investigate claims by recovery operators and hauliers that soaring vehicle roadside recovery costs are being driven by the high level of fees taken by the managing agencies running the schemes for Highways England and the police.
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.
Southampton City Council has abandoned plans to charge vehicles to enter its proposed clean air zone (CAZ).