Temperature-controlled operators need to act now to avoid an overnight increase in fuel costs when the red diesel rebate is withdrawn, refrigerated systems manufacturer Hultsteins is warning. In less than a year, new laws to clean up air will be introduced, which involves the removal by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) of the rebate for red diesel for most sectors. Currently, red diesel attracts duty at 11.4p per litre and this will increase to the current white diesel level of […]
The RHA is warning the government not to create fleets of stranded assets as it moves to phase out diesel powered HGVs.
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 […]
The Cartwright Group has been based in Altrincham, Cheshire, since 1952, and while the core of the business is still designing and manufacturing on average 80 trailers and rigid bodies a week it now has many more strings to its bow. Its Rentals division has almost 6,500 trailers available for rent; Finance Sales can provide a variety of funding options; Used Sales refurbishes and sells around 800 used trailers each year; Parts & Spares sells repair and maintenance parts; Conversions […]