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  • NEW FL RIGID IS RIGHT FOR McCARTHY MARLAND

    31st July 2019

    Recycling experts, McCarthy Marland of Bristol, are making good use of Volvo Truck’s ultra-agile FL8.250 rigid chassis for its refuse work, maximising the amount of waste it can carry while negotiating narrow country lanes. After scouting around for a new,…

  • DVLA SAYS NO TO DOCTORS ON WHEELS MEDICALS

    31st July 2019

    The DVLA is no longer accepting any medical reports on lorry drivers from the company Doctors on Wheels. This follows an investigation by Trading Standards and the DVLA. Those investigations are ongoing and it’s understood staff at Doctors on Wheels…

  • FTA RESPONDS TO M4 SPEED RESTRICTIONS

    31st July 2019

    In response to the decision by the Welsh Government to make the five stretches of M4 motorway currently designated as 50mph test stretches permanent, Sally Gilson, Welsh policy manager at the FTA, said: “The 50mph zones were introduced as a…

  • OLD TYRES COULD BE BANNED TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY

    31st July 2019

    The government is consulting on plans to ban old tyres for buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses, but not vans. New laws banning older tyres on large vehicles to improve road safety could be introduced later this year. Tyres aged 10…

  • PROPOSALS FOR IRISH BORDER POST-BREXIT ‘UNREALISTIC’: FTA

    31st July 2019

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reiterated its call for a frictionless border in Ireland after Brexit. Responding to the Alternative Arrangements Commission (AAC) Consultation, the FTA has emphasised that at present no border exists anywhere that can deliver frictionless…

  • NEW CHARGING FACILITIES FOR FRIDGES AT CONEYGARTH

    31st July 2019

    Six dedicated charging bays for refrigerated road transport have been installed at the secure truck park of Exelby Coneygarth on the A1(M) Junction 51. Managing director Rob Exelby explains, “We are operating a modern and secure truck park at Coneygarth.…

  • OPERATORS CHOOSE MERCEDES FOR ‘SAFE DIG’ SUCTION EXCAVATIONS

    31st July 2019

    Leading customers of MTS Suction Systems UK are now undertaking safe excavations of roads and footpaths using impressive new Mercedes trucks supplied by Orwell Truck & Van. The Ely bodybuilder ordered the seven 32-tonne Arocs 3251 ENA Tridems and a…

  • DELAYS TO CAZs THE RIGHT THING TO DO: FTA

    31st July 2019

    The FTA reacted to June 4’s statement by Leeds and Birmingham Councils, that they are delaying the start of their Clean Air Zones, by saying it was the only step available to them, and the right thing to do. The…

  • GRAY & ADAMS URBAN SEMI-TRAILER FOR SPAR

    31st July 2019

    The latest addition to family-owned James Hall & Co’s refrigerated transport fleet is by preferred supplier Gray & Adams and features the electric rear shutter door which it now specifies as a matter of course. The Preston-based operator is a…