Fuel prices and taxes taking their toll on UK hauliers. S.Chapman. Petroleum Review., February 2000, 54(639), 26--27.

1999 is likely to be remembered as a watershed for the UK freight transport sector. While the Government's fuel duty escalator led to relentless increases in diesel duty, industry has been protected from the full impact of these rises by weak world oil prices. However, we have been living on borrowed time.

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