Haulier Protests

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Haulage companies from Shrewsbury (my cousin is there – I saw him on BBC News!) have travelled to London today to protest against rising costs of running their trucks.
Fuel prices are at an all-time high and hauliers are asking for a cut in road tax for lorries.  If they get their way it won’t make road tax any cheaper for car drivers but it will cut the cost of transporting goods meaning (in theory) what you buy from the shops should be cheaper.

It also means that our own haulage companies will be able to compete better with foreign haulage companies that benefit from cheap fuel and don’t have to pay any taxes here.

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    I found some reports of the demo:

    “GOOD ON THE GRANGEMOUTH WORKERS! – say Road Hauliers” (http://wrp.org.uk/news/3127) & “CUT FUEL DUTY NOW! DEMAND HAULIERS” (http://wrp.org.uk/news/3130)

  2. steve clarke (1 comments) says:

    Hauliers and any business who have drivers on the road should be looking at ways to control their fuel costs and to avoid paying pump prices.

    One way to do this is to get a commercial rate fuelc ard froma independent fuelcard company, like the fuelcard people.

    With a commercial rate fuel card the fleet mananage will recieve a fixed weekly ratefor all his fuel requirements in advance.

    The price will be fixed – nationwide for at least 7 days.

    Cards can be issued for the BP, Shell ,Esso , Texaco etc.

    Use an independent card company who will find the right card for you.

    Steve Clarke
    the fuelcard peoeple

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