Ireland plans toll holiday for trucks

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Ireland is to stop road tolls for goods vehicles in November following reports of low traffic levels on some tolled motorways.

Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s minister for transport, said: “I want to find out if trucks will start using our motorways more often if we change the current tolling regime.”

Tthe Freight Transport Association Ireland has told its members to take advantage of the opportunity which should save them money.

Tom Wilson, FTA Ireland general manager said: “We strongly believe that freight operators should see significant cost savings and benefits, such as cutting journey times, reductions in fuel, vehicle wear and tear, driver’s wages and improved delivery times. All this would lead to better customer satisfaction and we think it makes perfect sense for freight operators to take advantage of it.”

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