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 […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
The government is considering a trial of 25-metre double artics on Britain’s roads as part of a wider multi-modal transport strategy.
The RHA has labelled transport minister Jesse Norman as complacent after he belatedly revealed plans to create a national charging infrastructure to prevent the creation of a “patchwork” of clean air zones (CAZs) with differing charges and regulations.