The RHA has said that the fuel duty freeze at 57.95ppl has been “cancelled out by the news that the price of fuel is set to rise”. It said that hauliers would be hit hard by the rise in the price of fuel.
“Any benefits gained by another duty freeze will be negated by a rise in the price of fuel,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “Road haulage operators have to pass any additional fuel costs on to the customer – they have no choice. An increase in the price of fuel will have a damaging effect on the price of goods and of course the industry that plays such a key role in their delivery.”