Mobile phone distraction set to become biggest killer

July 17, 2014
Mobile phone distraction set to become biggest killer

Road safety campaigners are warning that mobile phone distraction will become a bigger killer on the UK’s roads than drink driving by 2015.

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New truck toll in Latvia

July 15, 2014

Latvia has introduced a truck toll on its extensive 3,500 km motorway. The vignette toll, which came into effect on July 1 applies to domestic and foreign vehicles. The time-based charge has a tiered price structure: for trucks from 3.5 to 12 tonnes and for trucks over 12 tonnes permissible total weight.

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Protecting valuable wheels and tyres from theft

July 15, 2014
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For commercial vehicle fleet owners and operators, wheel and tyre theft is the one thing they can’t afford! Trucks and their component parts are increasingly being stolen for their value as scrap and recycled materials. UK authorities have warned the road haulage industry that almost any part of a truck from side panels and catalytic…

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Keltruck delivers the first Scania Golden Griffin

July 15, 2014
Scania Golden Griffin

Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.  Scania hasrecently released the special edition V8 Golden Griffin tractor units to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK, with just 50 of these special edition vehicles being made.

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DfT needs to make Dartford decision – claims FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that “a decision needs to be made sooner rather than later” – in response to the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin the DfT is to ‘appraise route options in detail’ at each of the proposed Lower Thames crossing solutions.

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Radlett approval good news for industry says FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association has said that the go-ahead for a rail freight terminal at Radlett, near St Albans is a welcome boost for rail freight and will help industry meet challenging rail freight growth targets.  The long-awaited decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to allow a Strategic Rail…

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Skillweb launches mobile app for parcel tracking and POD

July 10, 2014
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Mobile computing specialist Skillweb has launched an affordable proof of delivery solution that can be used on a range of rugged or consumer smartphones.SmartTask POD will provide small and medium sized delivery companies with an advanced and scalable item tracking system to support business growth, while large parcel operators and courier networks can use the app to quickly…

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Employ Scoops Silver Investors in People Award

July 10, 2014
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HGV driver recruitment company Employ Recruitment UK has recently been accredited with a Silver status award by Investors in People.

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Waberer’s International Pte.Co.

July 10, 2014

Waberer’s International Pte.Co. has decided on a Euro 6 vehicle procurement, which is unprecedented in Europe both in terms of value and size: the company will acquire 1300 new MEGA truck-trailers to rejuvenate and upgrade its fleet.

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Basildon Timber chooses Renault

July 3, 2014
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Family-run timber merchants, Basildon Timber Ltd, has taken delivery of a Range D10 low 4×2 210hp with aluminium flatbed body and manual gearbox. Supplied by Renault Trucks Essex, the bright yellow Range D replaces Basildon Timber’s previous 06 plate 7.5 tonne Renault Midlum and marks a move up to 10 tonnes to take advantage of…

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