Possible Speed Limit Change

New Speed Limit 50mphThe government are currently in consultation regarding increasing the speed limit on single carriageways for HGV’s over 7.5 tonnes from the current 40mph to 50mph matching the limit for HGV’s between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes.
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The consultation closes on 01st February 2013.
Watch this space for updates on the outcome.

Charging Heavy Goods Vehicles for Using the Roads

Lorry with long trailerA consultation is taking place into the viability of introducing a charge for all HGV vehicles driven on the UK road network. The proposals are varied but, could mean a charge of up to £1000 per year per vehicle, with costs being offset by a reduction in annual VED rates. Have your say at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-03/

UPDATE: The consultation has now ended and we are awaiting the results. Hopefully we will be able to bring you more news in our next news letter