Freight News, Road

Freedom for Wales

[ July 21, 2017   //   ]

With Brexit talks continuing in Brussels, one UK border at least is set to become easier – the Severn Crossing between England and Wales. The Government announced today (21 July) that toll charges on will be scrapped at the end of next year and was been hailed a victory for the Freight Transport Association (FTA) which spent 10 years lobbying for charges to be removed from the end of 2018.

As reported in the Wales feature in the current issue of FBJ (FBJ 5), road freight operators have long complained not only about the high tolls – £20 for an HGV and £13.40 for a van – but the congestion they cause, particularly during peak traffic periods.