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  • RHA: Road safety needs more effective DVSA systems

    RHA: Road safety needs more effective DVSA systems

    17th March 2017

    The UK road haulage industry must set an example for road safety and operators who are not adhering to essential safety standards should be sought out and removed from the industry, according to the Road Haulage Association. When commenting about…

  • Drivers warned Calais rest area closures could compromise safety

    Drivers warned Calais rest area closures could compromise safety

    13th March 2017

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on French authorities to provide more safe truck parking for trans-European freight transport around Calais following the closure of four rest areas on the A16 and A26. The announcement on March 8 by…

  • Nominate your Trucker of the Year 2017!

    Nominate your Trucker of the Year 2017!

    8th March 2017

      We’re looking for the country’s best truck driver – and we need your help! We all know that trucks keep the wheels of Britain turning, ensuring manufacturers can produce, retailers’ shelves are stocked and the national economy stays buoyant.…

  • Survey finds love is driving us together, not apart

    Survey finds love is driving us together, not apart

    8th March 2017

    Consumer research has revealed Britain is a nation of trusting lovers, with over half of motorists (58 per cent) saying they would put their full trust in their partner to drive their car – compared to just seven per cent…

  • It’s a steel! Tata places eight-strong Stralis order

    It’s a steel! Tata places eight-strong Stralis order

    6th March 2017

    Tata Steel has replaced the truck fleet at its Lisburn site with eight Stralis Hi-Way tractor units – the steel production giant’s first UK order from Iveco. The 6×2 twin-steer trucks will operate from the facility in Moira Road and transport…

  • Stoke MP: Put freight on passenger trains to cut congestion

    Stoke MP: Put freight on passenger trains to cut congestion

    6th March 2017

    Photo credit: ketmonkey via Foter.com / CC BY-ND Transport Select Committee member and Stoke-on-Trent South MP, Rob Flello, has backed a scheme to help reduce pollution and congestion by putting high-value, time-sensitive freight onto passenger trains. “In these days where…

  • “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    2nd March 2017

    New provisional figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed motor vehicle traffic has reached a record high. In the year ending December 2016, HGV traffic grew by 2.8 per cent overall to 17.1 billion vehicle miles and car traffic…

  • Aggregates firm says Gloucestershire high-flyer has true grit

    Aggregates firm says Gloucestershire high-flyer has true grit

    2nd March 2017

    Gloucestershire Cricket Club high-flyer George Hankins picked up the keys to a brand new Mercedes A Class courtesy of aggregates haulage firm, TJ Transport. The company has opened a depot at Avonmouth to help serve a steep increase in demand from…

  • Actros Fuel Challenger wins its place in HPH fleet

    Actros Fuel Challenger wins its place in HPH fleet

    2nd March 2017

    HPH is running its first Mercedes-Benz trucks after an Actros Fuel Challenger “trounced” the operator’s fleet favourite and a vehicle by a third manufacturer. The Preston-based haulier has now added four Actros 2545 tractor units to its 60-strong fleet. They…