The haulage industry is calling on the government to make smart motorways safer by educating drivers on how to use them and ensuring that those drivers that fail to observe the rules are fined rather than warned. The call follows transport minister Grant Schapp’s decision to launch an enquiry into driver safety on smart motorways last week, prompted by rising concern at the number of deaths that have occurred on smart motorways when all-lane running is in place, where the […]
The Transport Select Committee has raised concerns about Vosa’s enforcement focus, the rapid introduction of ATFs, and its seemingly dysfunctional relationship with traffic commissioners (TCs).
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
Chancellor George Osborne has cancelled the planned fuel duty rise in September 2014, confirming a commitment to a duty freeze he made at the Conservative Party Conference in September.