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  • Employment timebomb could break the supply chain, warns FTA

    17th September 2018

    While much attention has been focused on the latest overall UK unemployment figures, published in mid-August by the Office of National Statistics, the association which represents businesses in the nation’s supply chain is concerned that the status of European workers…

  • Hackney’s ban on HGVs will damage local economy, says FTA

    17th September 2018

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA), has spoken out against Hackney Council’s decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from September 3, citing the detrimental effect a ban on goods vehicles will have on local businesses and the wider…

  • M27 diversion route will hit hauliers hard

    17th September 2018

    A two-mile section of the M27, between junctions three and four, near Southampton, will close for three weekends over the next 12 months as part of a £19m bridge renovation project. While acknowledging that the repairs are necessary to maintain…

  • Two new Volvos are just the job for Reynolds

    17th September 2018

    Nottingham-based, Reynolds Recruitment has added another two Volvo trucks to its logistics operation; the latest arrivals joining six other Volvos within the company’s 60-strong fleet of vehicles. Supplied by Hartshorne Motor Services, the new FH13.500 tractor units feature 4,100mm wheelbase…

  • SRC Aggregates moves early for another five Mercedes Arocs

    17th September 2018

    SRC Aggregates acquired its first Mercedes truck with the intention of running it for a year before deciding whether to buy more – but just eight months later the Essex-based company returned to Dealer Orwell Truck & Van with an…

  • New customs red tape for hauliers under ‘no-deal’ Brexit

    17th September 2018

    International operators will be hit with new red tape as they become ‘carriers’ of goods in ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans announced by the Government on August 28. The ‘Trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal’ technical notice says that…

  • Volvo takes up the challenge at Ash Waste

    17th September 2018

    Two new Volvo FM11.420 8×2 rear steer rigid chassis have joined the fleet of Ash Waste Services, part of a company trial, using different types of refuse collection bodies and bin lifting equipment. Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, the new…

  • New customer hails Econic’s Direct Vision safety qualities

    17th September 2018

    The Mercedes Econic has won another customer because of its “absolutely brilliant” vision which has convinced GF Gordon Plant Hire of the contribution the low-entry chassis can make to improved safety for vulnerable road users. GF Gordon, based in South…