Letters: In Brief

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Sir: Steven Norris says truckers are right to protest over rises in excise duty and fuel tax (Right of Reply, 15 April). A report by the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme indicates that only 30 per cent of commercial fleet managers know how much they spend on fuel. Only 40 per cent of drivers have been trained in fuel-efficient driving, and fewer than 30 per cent use improved maintenance to reduce consumption. Instead of causing havoc for road users, hauliers should look at efficiency within their own operations and help to save the environment and save themselves money.



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