Monthly Archives: December 2012

Four decades in the driving seat

December 21, 2012
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During its lifetime Palletforce member Owens Road Services has grown from a one van light haulage operation into a major UK player running more than 200 vehicles from six strategic locations. Brothers Huw and Eurof Owen set up the original business in Llanelli in the early seventies carrying furniture, kitchens and piano parts.

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Iveco launches Dakar 2013 channel

December 21, 2012
Iveco launches Dakar 2013 channel

Iveco is preparing to compete at Dakar 2013 with a squad of five rally trucks. Considered the world’s premiere off-road rally, the Dakar challenges teams over some of South America’s most difficult terrain. Current Dakar champion Team De Rooy will drive one Iveco Powerstar and four Iveco New Trakkers along the route which starts in Peru,…

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Tesco chooses Gray & Adams

December 19, 2012
Tesco chooses Gray & Adams

Tesco is now running 25 new 15.65m Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers as part of a widely publicised Department for Transport-backed trial. The retailer’s decision to commission Gray & Adams to build every one of its extended-length trailers reflects its faith in the manufacturer’s build quality and back-up.

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New release of DKV eReporting

December 18, 2012
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DKV Euro Service, the leading service provider to the transport and logistics industry has released a new version of DKV eReporting. This new release of DKV eReporting provides companies with immediate insight in their DKV key figures regarding their fleet and now includes TIS PL reporting, VAT refund overviews and eReporting Alert Reports.

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New VP for Renault Trucks

December 17, 2012
New VP for Renault Trucks

Renault Trucks UK has announced the appointment of Gino Costa as its new Vice President. Starting on the 1st January 2013, Gino succeeds Marc Martinez, who will be returning to Renault Trucks France as Vice President of the French market company.

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Consultation on Red Tape Challenge

December 15, 2012
Consultation on Red Tape Challenge

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a consultation package seeking views on the implementation of three deregulatory commitments in the DfT’s Red Tape Challenge – Road Transportation document.

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VOSA ceases testing at two sites

December 15, 2012

VOSA will stop testing at its Gillingham and Grantham sites by the end of March 2013. Although the stations in Gillingham, Kent and Grantham, Lincolnshire, will not close, VOSA has taken the decision to cease testing at these sites.

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Traffic Commissioner outlines HGV application changes

December 15, 2012
Traffic Commissioner outlines HGV application changes

All HGV and PSV applications determined from 01 January 2013 will be assessed against the new financial standing levels, Senior Traffic Commissioner, Beverley Bell, has confirmed. This means that applications received after 01 December 2012 – which will be considered by commissioners and delegated staff when the new financial limits take effect in the new year…

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Logistics firm embarks on expansion

December 13, 2012
Logistics firm embarks on expansion

A leading transport business in Manchester is expanding its services into Europe in partnership with other top UK hauliers. AK Worthington, the transport division of AKW Group, based at Trafford Park, is now offering delivery services to France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy through the Partnerlink haulage consortium.

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A Christmas Adventure

December 13, 2012
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One of the UK’s leading palletised distribution networks, is launching a Christmas sequel to the children’s book it published in 2010. All the characters from the first book, including Phil Truck, The Big Cheese and Woody Pallet, are back for ‘A Christmas Adventure’, a festive tale based in the Big Hub.

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Challenging CV tyre market

December 12, 2012
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“Challenging” is how Arthur Gregg of Continental Tyres described the commercial vehicle tyre market in the UK and Ireland in a 2012 year end review.

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DKV Euro Service introduces new toll calculator

December 11, 2012

DKV Euro Service, a leading service provider to the transport and logistics industry has introduced a new, European-wide toll calculation tool for truck and car tolls.

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