The haulage industry gave a warm welcome this week to reports that prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to cut fuel duty for the first time in nine years.The fuel duty cut, which could be as much as 2ppl, is part of an emergency budget planned for 4 September, according to a report in The Sunday Times. The team is also “war-gaming” a general election on 17 October, the report added. Fuel duty has been frozen at 57.95ppl since 2010 […]
Fair Fuel UK (FFUK) founder Howard Cox has said the campaign for a cut in fuel duty goes on, as new consumption figures revealed diesel demand continues to grow.
Hauliers are warning that large retailers could cut back on shipping to Ireland if checks created by Brexit cause delays.
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]