It is now one year since Sir Mike Penning MP set up a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics with three primary goals: to help ease the chronic shortage of HGV drivers; improve the image of the industry in the eyes of the public; and give logistics a higher profile within government. At the time Sir Mike pledged he would “walk away if it just became a talking shop” and one year on says he is […]
Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has secured a meeting with chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, on Monday (29 October) to discuss the 3ppl duty rise planned for January. The meeting will include senior Treasury officials and RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning, and will focus on the findings of economic research funded by the RHA on behalf of FFUK. “Carried out by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the modelling shows how fuel duty impacts on growth and employment in […]
Government proposals to ban tyres over 10 years old from being used on trucks and trailers are “missing the mark” according to the RHA.