LONDON, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Road Haulage Association is delighted that the controversial plans to implement a toll on a stretch of the planned new A14 (the Huntingdon southern bypass) have been scrapped and that the upgrade will now be Government funded.
"We have been against the suggestion since it was first raised nearly two years ago," said RHA Southern and Eastern Regional Director John Howells. "It would have meant a tax on the economy of East Anglia and Suffolk as hauliers would have had to pass on the additional costs. In addition, it would have greatly undermined the competitiveness of the Port of Felixstowe and other ports in the region by adding to the cost base of haulage to and from the port.
"We at the RHA launched our own campaign against this proposed tax and supplied, free of charge, over 4,000 stickers to members and non-members alike to display on their vehicles. It is encouraging to know that our message has been noticed and acted upon."
SOURCE Road Haulage Association