The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the heavy fine the European Commission has imposed on Scania for being part of a price fixing cartel over 14 years – but pointed out it does nothing to pay UK hauliers back for the money they’ve spent on overpriced lorries. Earlier, the Commission announced they were fining Scania 880 million Euros for their part in the illegal cartel.
Commenting, RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “Today’s massive fine on Scania confirms how serious the EU truck cartel was – it takes the overall fine imposed for the cartel to almost €4 billion. However, the fine does nothing to compensate truck operators for the increased costs they have suffered because of the cartel. The RHA is leading the way in the UK to obtain compensation for the haulage industry and has almost 2,000 operators signed up to its group claim. I hope the fine on Scania today will persuade those truck operators who have not yet signed up to the RHA’s claim (perhaps because they purchased or leased Scania trucks) now to do so.”
Operators interested in finding out more about the RHA’s claim can do so at: www.truckcartellegalaction.com.