News

  • BREXIT CONTINGENCY PLANS NOT UP TO SCRATCH: RHA

    31st July 2019

    RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett has responded to the ministerial statement on EU exit preparedness which focuses on the movement of ‘category 1’ goods such as medicines. He said that ‘no-deal’ plans still need significant improvement, warning that firms moving…

  • PUBLIC INQUIRIES BEFORE THE TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER

    31st July 2019

    If an operator is called to a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner they will receive a calling-in letter. This will usually state that the Traffic Commissioner is unlikely to allow a postponement, unless the circumstances are exceptional. So, what…

  • MONE CHOOSES FOUR TIPPERS FROM MAN

    31st July 2019

    One of the UK’s largest suppliers of plant equipment, building materials and recycling services to the UK construction industry, Mone Bros, is experiencing an uplift in fleet performance thanks to a new fleet of MAN trucks. The four tippers were…

  • MP MORAN AND SONS BUILDS 100% RENAULT FLEET

    31st July 2019

    One of London’s leading builders and plumbers merchants, MP Moran and Sons Limited, has announced that its entire fleet, from 3.5t to 44t, is now exclusively Renault following the recent addition of 17 vehicles from Renault Trucks Chiltern. The latest…

  • THREE NEW AROCSES KEEP GEORGE ROBERTS IN POLE POSITION

    31st July 2019

    Liverpool-based scaffolding specialist George Roberts has the three 8×2 Mercedes Arocs rigids from Roanza Truck & Van. All are fitted with dropside bodies by PPS Commercials, of Bury, and Fassi 485 cranes with a maximum outreach of more than 28…

  • GREEN RECYCLING MAKES SAVINGS WITH BESPOKE SCANIA RIGIDS

    31st July 2019

    Maldon-based business and trade waste collection specialist, Green Recycling, has reduced its operating costs and increased satisfaction amongst its drivers following the delivery of two Scania trucks which have been tailor-made to meet the company’s specific requirements using Scania historical…

  • 15% OF HGV DRIVER VACANCIES CANNOT BE FILLED

    31st July 2019

    Logistics businesses anticipate that 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will not be filled due to the nationwide skills shortage, according to a report launched in late May. The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA, polled the opinions of…

  • WATERS ENJOYS GOOD FUEL ECONOMY RETURNS WITH VOLVO

    31st July 2019

    Long-established operator BJ Waters Transport of South Darley, Matlock has been running a mixed fleet since it started life in 1927 and now, with the fourth generation at the helm of this family-run firm, it has put its first Volvo…

  • MERCEDES DELIVERS A NEW FLEET OF 43 TRUCKS FOR WREN KITCHENS

    31st July 2019

    Wren Kitchens has marked its tenth anniversary by commissioning its first 12 Mercedes trucks, with Dealer Rygor Commercials set to deliver another 31 vehicles over the course of the summer. The order reflects the privately-owned designer, manufacturer, and retailer’s commitment…

  • NETWORK RAIL WARNS TRUCK DRIVERS OVER BRIDGE BASHING

    31st July 2019

    Network Rail has again warned lorry drivers to always know the height of their vehicles after repeated bridge strikes forced a road in Birmingham to close for five months while repairs are made The bridge, which carries the railway over…