Road fuel action call

There can be very few people in the UK still unaware of the record price of fuel and it won’t be long before we all feel the effects.

One group being particularly hard hit is UK hauliers. The road freight industry is the sixth largest employer in the UK and the one on which the rest of the economy, particularly manufacturing, is almost totally dependent. Food distribution is another sector on which we all rely. Who would ever have envisaged the day when a loaf of fresh bread was a luxury item? If prices continue to rise, it could soon become a reality.

It’s time something was done. The two organisations that look after the interests of British hauliers have decided that enough is enough and are putting up a united front. They are both firmly behind the campaign FairFuelUK.

They represent thousands of hauliers. But the fuel price situation is now so serious that all users of fuel, specially the general motorist, now have common cause with us.

We need all fuel users to join our campaign. There is a fuel duty increase planned for April, but if we can get enough support we can stop that.

We will not take part in or support any kind of disruptive action as that would demean our industry and hurt the general public who are already suffering.

We are calling on the government to mirror this responsible approach and do something before it’s too late. This can be achieved, but only with your support. Please sign the petition at www.FairFuelUK.com.

G. Dunning

(chief executive, Road Haulage Association)

T. de Pencier

(chief executive, Freight Transport Association)