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Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Hand & Safety Laboratory launches safe loading guides

November 13, 2012

The Health and Safety Laboratory have published two guides, which offer simple, straightforward advice on safe loading and transport in general haulage. They explain why loads can move during transit, and what you can do to stop it happening. They also set out what your legal responsibilities are as a driver or an operator, and…

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IRU honours outstanding drivers

November 13, 2012

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has awarded the IRU Diploma of Honour to 1,041 professional drivers from 25 countries. This prestigious award honours long-serving, safe, loyal and upstanding professional drivers.

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Highways Agency launches Make Time for Winter campaign

November 13, 2012

The Highways Agency is encouraging people to be ready for severe weather as part of its ‘Make Time for Winter’ campaign. The campaign encourages drivers to prepare for winter journeys that may be affected by poor weather.

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Evesham to benefit from new £8.2 million bridge

November 13, 2012

Work to replace the Abbey Bridge over the River Avon in Evesham can now start after the proposals received final approval from Local Transport Minister Norman Baker today.

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RHA welcomes SNP fuel duty support

November 13, 2012

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the Scottish National Party are to vote against the 3ppl fuel duty increase planned for January 2013.

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RHA welcomes speed limit consultation

November 13, 2012

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the Department for Transport’s consultation on raising the speed limit on single-carriageway roads.

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Give up on fuel duty increases says FTA

November 13, 2012

The Freight Transport Association hails yesterday’s Parliamentary debate as confirmation that fuel duty has now become a mainstream political issue, and welcomes the suggestion that the Chancellor George Osborne may be about to cancel the increase in fuel duty planned for New Year’s Day.

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Goodyear truck racing tyres celebrate

November 13, 2012

Jochen Hahn and Castrol Team Hahn Racing, recently celebrated success by clinching the 2012 FIA European Truck Racing Championship at Le Mans in France. Official tyre provider, Goodyear, also celebrated with the news that the tyres driven on in the championship had achieved an ‘A’ grade in the wet grip category of the new tyre…

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