Hauliers using red diesel for their fridge motors have been reminded that the rebate ends next year, resulting in additional costs for operators.

HM Revenue & Customs said it was “vital” that the economic and practical impact of the loss of the tax break is considered by firms well in advance and that they have made arrangements for the changes ready from 1 April 2022.

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In the summer, refrigerated systems manufacturer Hulsteins warned that fridge operators could be hit in the pocket by many thousands of pounds and recommended affected firms fit an engine drive power take off to all new trucks and tractors specified for reefer work.

HMRC has released guidance relating to when rebated fuel can be used and how to prepare for the changes: Changes to rebated fuel entitlement