The Department for International Trade’s publication of a revised list of temporary tariffs on truck imports if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement once again raises the question of the impact of commercial vehicle pricing on haulage operating costs and profitability. A 10% tariff on imported trucks is better than a 22% tariff and highlights the UK’s dependence on imported EU product and the sad demise of UK truck manufacturers. However, a 10% vehicle price rise needs to […]
Brit European Transport is investing in a fleet of 24 new dual-fuel vehicles to service a contract with long-term customer and construction equipment manufacturer JCB. The firm, which has worked with JCB for 15 years, has just signed a new five-year deal with optional two-year extension to distribute finished JCB products from production sites in Staffordshire to dealers and export ports around the country. The dual-fuel trucks, all Mercedes-Benz Actros diesel/compressed natural gas (CNG) 6×2 tractive units, are being brought […]
Maxi Haulage has delivered one of its largest pre-tax profits in the firm’s history, despite a “difficult and competitive” environment.
The Home Affairs Select Committee has been told that a significant proportion of UK exports will get delayed if customs clearance is reintroduced as a consequence of Brexit, and the government needs a “big step change” to deliver the promise of “frictionless trade”.