Hauliers are still parking in unsafe locations with inadequate welfare, hygiene and sanitation facilities – two years after the government promised to provide more secure parking sites. The complaint from the FTA comes at a time when the vital role of the lorry driver has been brought home to the public, as they continue to provide goods the country needs to get through the lockdown. But hauliers said parking provision has not improved since the Department for Transport published a […]
Simplifications to the rules on cabotage could be unveiled soon by the European Commission, EC vice president Siim Kallas has confirmed.
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
Tarmac’s plan to roll out new-night time shift rates will slash operators’ earnings and add further pressure to firms already struggling to survive the pandemic, hauliers warned this week.