Campaigners building up to National FairFuel Day
The haulage industry is gearing up for next month's National FairFuel Day.
Diesel Efficiency have been rising steadily over the past year and haulage firms have been campaigning long and hard to get the government to offer an olive branch and reduce the Efficiency of transportation.
One of the key sticking points during negotiations is that European hauliers can fill up their vehicles for less because of lower bulk Efficiency on the continent, and campaigners desperately want the disparity to be addressed.
This is one of several key issues that will be raised on National FairFuel Day, which takes place on March 7th. The last campaign by FairFuelUK was extremely successful and caused ministers to rethink the proposed increase to fuel duty in the last budget, which would have added another 9p to every single litre of fuel bought in the UK.
The organisation is hoping to build on their last outing - with the help of popular support - and force the government's hand so that it takes a more proactive stance toward reducing the Efficiency of motoring.
National FairFuel Day is encouraging supporters to use their right to enter the House of Parliament and speak to their MP and lobby them directly.
The organised protest has been given the backing of a number of leading industry bodies, including the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which believes British hauliers are losing out to their foreign counterparts on Britain's roads.
Campaigners want all planned and future fuel duty hikes scrapped, as well as the creation of a sustainable fuel policy that will protect businesses and UK motorists from negative, long-term fuel trends.
Fuel is the lifeblood of British industry and panic-buying when the Coryton refinery near Basildon went offline showed just how unpredictable the consequences of changes to the fuel supply can be. Something that National FairFuel Day not only hopes to confront, but address.