The RHA is warning the government against reintroducing the HGV Levy, which it argues is no more than a tax increase on all road haulage. The warning comes as a government consultation on reforming the levy – suspended during the pandemic – draws to a close. The RHA is urging all hauliers to respond to the consultation before it closes on 18 July. Introduced in 2014, the levy applies to HGVs of 12 tonnes or more with the levy amount varying […]
The number of clandestines detected by Border Force almost doubled last year, according to the Home Office, although it refused to confirm how many were discovered at individual ports.
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.