Freight News, Road

Keep fuel prices down, urge Irish truckers

[ August 10, 2017   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) is calling on the government not to increase diesel fuel duty for commercial vehicles in the October 2018 Budget and keep the country’s logistics sector competitive post-Brexit. FTAI general manager Aidan Flynn says fuel now represents a third of the total cost of the operation of an articulated lorry.  Additional increases in fuel costs would need to be passed on to customers, which could mean the death knell for new trading partnerships and a severe restriction on potential trading expansion for shippers, at a time when they need as much support and stimulus for trade as possible.