Daily Archives: November 5, 2012

Consumers value transport sector

November 5, 2012

With an overwhelming 96% of consumers agreeing that the road transport sector is important to the UK economy, continuing to improve safety and skills within the sector is of paramount importance.

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Consultations launched for Dartford free-flow

November 5, 2012

Two consultations in support of a project to improve traffic flow and ease congestion at the Dartford – Thurrock River Crossing have been launched. Both consultations will lay the legal foundations for changes to how road user charges will be collected and enforced under a free-flow operation at Dartford.

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STF International takes 18 Krone Profi curtainsiders

November 5, 2012
STF PR Pic 1 2012

STF International, the groupage and complete loads specialist is operating 18 Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone Trailers UK which, says the company, come with an essential ‘passport’ for its Swiss/European operation. Code EN 12642 is the European standard for trailer body structure and load securing and according to SFT, a pre requisite when negotiating transport…

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Michelin appoints new commercial director

November 5, 2012
Guy Heywood

Michelin has appointed Guy Heywood as Commercial Director of its truck and bus operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.Heywood, 45, brings more than 14 years of experience at Michelin to the role, having served the last two years as National Sales Manager of Michelin’s commercial vehicle tyre operations in the UK and Republic…

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FTA pleased to partner IRTE

November 5, 2012

The news that the London Borough of Redbridge’s workshop in Ilford, and Pullman Fleet Services’ Stoke and Livingston sites, are the first to gain full IRTE Workshop Accreditation – the Institute of Road Transport Engineers’ mark of quality assurance for maintenance providers – has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which supports the…

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FTA welcomes long awaited Severn tolls report

November 5, 2012

Following the release today (5 November 2012) of the Welsh Report -‘The Impact of the Severn Tolls on the Welsh Economy,’ the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is optimistic that finally there is room for further discussion over the relaxation of tolls at the Severn Crossings, and welcomes the fact that the debate has begun in…

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