Monthly Archives: October 2012

Liskeard transport firm fined £50,000

October 31, 2012

Following a VOSA led investigation, Liskeard company Darley Ford Transport (HGV) and Darley Ford Travel (PSV) were fined a total of £50,000 for driver’s hour’s offences, they were also ordered to pay full costs of £11,470.70 at Truro Magistrates Court on 26th October 2012.

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Traffic Commissioners marks 80th year of regulation

October 30, 2012

The traffic commissioners for Great Britain have marked the 80th year of commercial vehicle regulation by reinforcing their commitment to the promotion of road safety and fair competition.

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AA DriveTech sponsors important safety conference

October 30, 2012

The specialist post-test training arm of the AA, AA DriveTech, is a title sponsor of the forthcoming National Road Safety Conference, which takes place at the Britannia International Hotel at Canary Wharf in London on November 14/15.

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Palletforce IT system hits 2 million milestone

October 30, 2012

One year since the leading pallet network Palletforce launched its bespoke IT system Alliance it now has 2 million views per month.

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Get ready for winter says FTA

October 30, 2012

With winter fast approaching, the message from the Freight Transport Association is that drivers and fleet operators must also be prepared for the onslaught of winter.

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TRG launches new website

October 30, 2012

Leading supplier of commercial vehicle drivers and logistics services, trg has recently launched its brand new interactive website www.trglogistics.co.uk , which went live at the beginning October with a range of clever features that will appeal to both potential drivers and internal staff recruits as well as existing and new customers.

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Transport companies choose Continental

October 30, 2012

An increasing number of transport companies are now using Continental’s latest generation of winter tyres for heavy commercial vehicles.

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FTA welcomes face-to-face with Treasury

October 30, 2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the opportunity to take part in a face-to-face meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, to discuss the impact of fuel duty on the economy. 

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GBA Services Opt for Krone

October 25, 2012
GBA Services

GBA Services, the UK-based specialist transport company, say that without the EU code EN12642XL, their European operation would undoubtedly experience load restrictions and hold ups from local authorities. With Head Office in Preston and depots throughout the UK and in Poland, GBA Services transport high value goods including automotive and aeronautical parts, electronics and specialist…

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Unique fifth wheel device from Fontaine

October 25, 2012
fontaine

Freightliner Ltd, the UK’s most reliable rail freight operator and largest intermodal logistics provider, is using a unique fifth wheel mechanism to avoid safety issues when coupling tractor and trailer units.

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Digital technology to make NI roads safer

October 25, 2012

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Alex Attwood has praised Derry-based bus operator Airporter for its use of cloud-based technology to improve its bus fleet safety and inspection regime.

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Volvo offers fuel saver advice

October 25, 2012
Volvo Fuel advice

Volvo Trucks’ newly introduced Fuel Advice service helps haulage firms reduce their fuel costs by appointing a fuel advisor to assist them with both planning and follow-up of their fuel consumption. The results are long-term, with savings as high as 5 per cent, the company says.

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