Logistics UK is calling on the government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles. The association is warning that as the haulage sector struggles to overcome the impact of Covid-19 and headwinds such as inflation and driver shortages, any rise in fuel duty would stymie recovery and slow down the industry’s shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles. David Wells, Logistics UK CEO said: “As the logistics industry recovers from the impact of […]
The government missed an opportunity to shake up HGV testing after a review into the service failed to acknowledge reform was needed, according to Logistics UK. The industry had welcomed the review when it was announced last year by Conservative peer Lord Attlee. At the time, Attlee pointed to the existence of accredited private sector testers for trains, planes and cranes, and questioned why the same testing regime should not apply to HGVs and trailers. In addition, the industry has […]
The prospect of long delays to freight traffic heading through Kent to the Channel ports has again been raised in a letter from Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove MP – seen by the BBC – warning that there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks in the event of a no-deal end to the Brexit transition period at the end of December.
Closing London Bridge to vehicles on weekdays is a “step too far”, Logistics UK warned Transport for London (TfL) this week.