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Lorries with lower emissions to pay less for road use

In February 2019 lorries will be able to qualify for a reduced cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy. The lorries must meet the latest Euro VI emissions standards in order to receive a 10 per cent reduction. Likewise, lorries that no not meet the latest emissions standards will be required to pay 20% […]

Who should pay?

From the benefits of road user charging in cities to what hauliers and operators want, the two panel discussions at the Road User Charging conference addressed all sides of the debate – prompting a lively response from the audience. By Maria Highland The panel discussion of the first day of the Road User Charging conference […]

Speaking out on tolling

The 2017 Road User Charging Conference, held in Brussels from the 8th to 9th of March 2017 brought together industry professionals from across the globe and offered delegates a broad spectrum of perspectives on tolling, as well as a lively forum debate. By Maria Highland. Experts on road tolling gathered in Brussels for two days […]

RHA discuss a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement

Last month, the RHA has a meeting with the Department for Transport. Present in the meeting was RHA chief executive Richard Burnett, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Transport Minister Jesse Norman. The meeting was focusing on discussing the skills shortage in the haulage sector as well as talks of a post-Brexit Land Transport Agreement and […]

CO2 standards impact the cost of truck ownership in US

A new study conducted by Transport and Environment (T&E) has found that the benefits of the US fuel efficiency standards for trucks outweigh their costs. T&E examined existing data from before truck standards came into play, and after. Without standards, between 2008 and 2011, the cost of new trucks was increasing but the fuel consumption […]

Road User Charging Conference 2018

The Road User Charging Conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of March 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Brussels. The conference will feature speakers from all over the world and provide insight into issues and trends pervading the road pricing and intelligent transportation system industries. Topics will include observations of the […]

FTA on trade

According to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, there has been “sufficient progress” in the Brexit negotiations to warrant moving on to the second phase, transition and trade. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that this is encouraging news. However, the FTA has also added that a positive political will such as this […]

New kilometre charge for semi-trailer towing vehicles

From the first of January, 2018, there will be a new Kilometre Charge in Belgium for any semi-trailer towing vehicles that are 3.5 tons GVW or below, with a body code BC. Vehicles will be required to have a working On Board Unit (OBU) that is switched on at all times if they are to […]

Are you there Sydney? (Aus)

An expat on a visit home has decided that ‘Sydney has lost the plot’ after a night visiting friends costs AUS$284 in fines and fees. Josh Gaudry, now based in New York, racked up seven tolls, a parking meter fee and, following a brush with one of “Sydney’s most confusing parking signs”, a $248 fine […]

Toll tag boost for CFRs (UK)

A donation from the operators of the M6 Toll has seen Community First Responders (CFRs) provided with pre-paid Toll Tags. The donation from Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) will ensure CFRs are able to respond in the quickest possible time. Community First Responders are members of the public who give up their spare time to help […]