Fuel price increases are not good for businesses
The Haulage industry is particularly vulnerable to the rise in the price of fuel and we are no exception.
So far, however, we have been able to absorb the costs without passing them on to our customers, but we have to warn them that it is not a situation that can be sustained indefinitely.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has been campaigning hard on behalf of the industry in the run-up to the Spring budget statement, asking as many people as possible to write to their MPs.
It wants the Chancellor to do three things in relation to fuel prices:
- Freeze fuel duty for diesel for a further two years.
- Introduce an essential-user rebate for lorry and coach operators.
- Introduce a 12-month delay to the red diesel rule changes with a phased introduction
The more people join the campaign the greater chance that the haulage industry can keep its prices down for its customers.