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French warned Calais rest area closures could compromise driver safety

French warned Calais rest area closures could compromise driver safety

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.

Stiffer laws in force for drivers caught using mobiles

Stiffer laws in force for drivers caught using mobiles

The penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving have increased across England, Scotland and Wales to six points on your licence and a £200 fine

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  • Some drivers must take better care

    9th April 2018

    The two truck drivers involved in the fatal M1 collision last August have been sentenced and both have received prison terms. Ryszard Masierak was given 14 years for causing death by dangerous driving while David Wagstaff got three years and…

  • Martin Waste enjoys boost from three new DAF CFs

    9th April 2018

      The waste and recycling operation of the Martin Group, based near Alfreton, Derbyshire, has taken a DAF CF460 FAT six-wheel drawbar unit and two CF460 FAD eight-wheel hook-loader as completion of its 15-strong order for DAFs. The vehicles are…

  • The 2020 vision for trucks is still unclear says RHA

    9th April 2018

      The Government’s focus on demanding the early retirement of Euro 5 lorries is misguided says the Road Haulage Association. Currently, no retro-fit is available for lorries until 2019 – if ever. Government has failed to take account of the…

  • Bath Clean Air Zone will hit local operators hardest, says FTA

    9th April 2018

      The proposed Clean Air Zone for Bath could have a significant impact on the costs of local business in the area, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), following the publication of the local council’s consultation document on the…