The most expensive route for truckers in Europe is the A6:A7 Paris to Marseille toll road, with a one-way journey costing just over £305, according to hire firm Northgate. It researched 44 countries and looked at toll roads, bridges and tunnels and found that the Great St Bernard tunnel, connecting Western Switzerland to Italy, was the second most expensive route for HGV drivers, setting them back £137.26 per journey. The Bodo to Oslo route in Norway was the third most […]
Hauliers will stop bringing goods into the UK if the government ploughs on with proposals to levy fines of £2,000 per stowaway found in vehicles, regardless of the security measures taken, Logistics UK has warned.
The HGV Road User Levy Bill has successful completed its second reading in the House of Commons, bringing road charging for all operators a step closer. The bill, which remains on course to see the introduction of a levy for both domestic and foreign registered vehicles in the UK by April 2014, was unopposed and is now at committee stage. The maximum daily charge under the levy will be €11 (£8.90), with UK operators receiving a VED offset to make […]
A Transport Committee report on the government’s plans to roll out 300 miles of all-lane running to UK motorways was “too cautious”, the RHA has said.