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FTA overlooks the benefits of distance-based HGV charging

Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail manager Campaign for Better Transport London N1
05 March 2018
 

The Freight Transport Association’s opposition to distance-based lorry charging is disappointing because the overwhelming evidence from countries using distance-based systems shows significantly improved efficiency resulting in reduced lorry miles and pollution (‘No benefits from reforming HGV levy freight body tells DfT’ LTT16 Feb). 

The German Maut system, for example, reduced empty running from around 30 to 19 per cent over a seven year period to 2008, according to...

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