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 […]
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s call to government to review “unacceptable” local authority parking enforcement, which is costing operators hundreds of thousands pounds a year in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs).
Government proposals to ban tyres over 10 years old from being used on trucks and trailers are “missing the mark” according to the RHA.