Haulage Association calls for increase in diesel rebate

Scheme is not just to help deal with rising prices, but to allow companies invest in cleaner vehicles, IRHA president says

Eugene Drennan, the president of the Irish Road Haulage Association: haulage costs are up more than 30 per cent since the start of the year. Picture: John Kelly

The government should almost treble the rebate scheme for diesel in the budget due to the sharp rise in fuel costs, the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has said.

The current scheme provides a rebate of 7.5 cent per litre, which the IRHA wants increased to 21 cent per litre.

Eugene Drennan, president of the IRHA, said that companies needed the rebate not just to deal with rising prices, but also to allow investment in ...