What the Pre-Brexit Budget Means for the Haulage Industry

Working in the haulage industry? A new government budget has been put into place, but how will it affect the logistics and haulage industry?

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(businesspress24) - The pre-Brexit budget for 2018 has been finalised and Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has stated that

The Key Pledges

Among the key pledges there are several aimed towards the transport industry. The government is aiming to build a stronger more prosperous economy, which will involve various changes within the haulage and logistics sector.

One such change will be the new Roads Investment Package, which is allegedly the largest ever. A

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There have also been some budget reformations concerning driver shortages. Currently, the UK is struggling with an estimated driver shortage of 50,000 workers. An additional problem is that the average age of hauliers is 55, and only 2% of drivers are in the

Recently, Clean Air Zones have been established across the UK, which is an excellent way to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles. However, since no centralised formula has been implemented, this has resulted in operators having to pay the fees that have been dictated by their local councils if their vehicles do not meet the zonecompliant vehicles has fallen.

Future Changes

Although all these changes are positive, many hauliers agree that more can be done. To significantly decrease staff shortages, firms need further guidance from the government as to how to use the apprenticeship schemes to achieve the best results. Many also hope that, eventually, further action will be taken regarding fuel prices and prices of greener technologies. But despite these concerns, the new budget is set to have a positive effect on the logistics and haulage industry.

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides a valuable service for the haulage industry, matching delivery work with available vehicles. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.



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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides a valuable service for the haulage industry, matching delivery work with available vehicles. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 11/09/2018 - 04:23
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