LONDON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cancel fuel duty. But the fact remains that UK hauliers are still paying the highest levels of fuel duty in Europe.
"We urged a "no increase" announcement and the Chancellor delivered - although we would have liked him to go further by cutting diesel duty," said RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning. "This is another massive achievement for the road haulage industry and the FairFuelUK campaign, which the RHA co-founded three years ago. We have transformed the debate around fuel taxes.
"The RHA also has a strong message for hauliers' customers. Diesel prices have been rising sharply this year and, according to the RHA's weekly fuel price survey, a key industry indicator, has already stands at 115.14ppl (ex VAT).
"Customers have to accept that their haulage charges must rise if they are to continue to receive the services upon which they depend," Geoff Dunning concluded.
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SOURCE Road Haulage Association