The government is being urged not to raise fuel duty in the forthcoming Budget following speculation that the first increase in a decade is on the cards. Reports suggest that the plan under consideration is an increase of around 2ppl, although the rise may not be introduced until next year. However, the RHA said if the tax went up with the rate of inflation then the annual cost of running an HGV would increase by £763. Instead, the trade association […]
Total consumption of transport fuels in the UK decreased by 4.5% in Q1 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, new figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown.
Patrick McLoughlin will remain in the role of secretary of state for transport as part of the new Conservative government, it has been confirmed.
Tyre maker Bridgestone has become the first commercial organisation to financially back the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS). The partnership agreement will enable the FTA, which manages the scheme, to develop a series of annual low carbon awards and a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the business benefits for operators who join the scheme. As part of the agreement, Bridgestone will sponsor an LCRS fuel efficiency award at the FTA’s annual logistics carbon reduction conference in May 2013. Rachael […]