Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Fuel costs hit Scottish operators

The government’s high fuel duty strategy, coupled with the increasing operation of foreign lorries in the UK, is causing serious problems for the Scottish transport industry, according to the FTA.
Gavin Scott, FTA head of policy for Scotland says: “We were promised that Lorry Road User Charging was going to address the problem of the ridiculously high tax regime which our industry toils under. However, the Government abandoned its plans and is offering nothing in its place. The logistics industry is suffering on all fronts. The high taxation of our fuel is compounded by the rise in world oil prices.”