Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Bridgestone trailer tyre

September 30, 2013

Bridgestone is pushing back the boundaries of performance and tyre life with the R168PLUS, offering vastly superior tear resistance, lower rolling resistance and longer tyre life.

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£6 million short term rental fleet investment

September 30, 2013
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Leading materials handling equipment manufacturer Jungheinrich is investing £6 million in the extensive fleet of forklift trucks and other handling products that it offers for short term rental.

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FTA wants Commonwealth Games information

September 30, 2013

‘A need for information as early as possible’ – was the key message at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Scottish Supply Chain Conference. Held last week (Thursday 26 September) the conference focused on the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow next year.

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Blyth firm’s repute severely tarnished

September 30, 2013

A Blyth business has had its HGV licence curtailed by the region’s Deputy Traffic Commissioner, after she concluded that its director had “no real insight” into his responsibilities as an operator.

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VOSA launches van best practice guide

September 30, 2013

 The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) has published a new van best practice guide.

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Traffic Commissioner sends out warning

September 30, 2013

Operator licence holders have been warned to be transparent in all of their dealings with regulators or they will be “robustly dealt with”. The warning comes from Sarah Bell, sitting as a Traffic Commissioner in the Eastern Traffic Area.

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Police Scotland appeals to haulage industry

September 25, 2013

Police Scotland is appealing to the haulage industry for information concerning the recent death of a young man found in the road near Lesmahagow on Monday.

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Workplace drug and alcohol test programme

September 25, 2013
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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has launched the RHA Smart Test, an exclusive service provided by ScreenSafe with its own dedicated website and 24/7 customer service to provide the ability to cover all aspects of drug and alcohol screening – including policy writing, sample collection, laboratory analysis, training and education.

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Donnell & Ellis chooses Andover

September 25, 2013
Donnell & Ellis chooses Andover

Heavy haulage specialist Donnell & Ellis has taken delivery of its newest piece of equipment from Andover Trailers. The County Tyrone-based company, easily identifiable by its striking red and white fleet, has sourced trailers from Andover Trailers for the past decade.

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Intertruck partners with Riverside Truck Rental

September 24, 2013
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Leading commercial vehicle parts distributor, Intertruck has won a three year contract to supply Riverside Truck Rental, with a parts programme worth in excess of £2 million.

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New vehicle safety app launched

September 24, 2013
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Technology company, Tranzaura has launched a new mobile application that provides the latest in Electronic Driver Vehicle Safety Checks for all vehicle types in the transport industry.

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News DAFs for Freightroute

September 23, 2013
Freightroute  LF55

The handover of five DAF LF55 18 tonners to Northamptonshire palletised distribution operator Freightroute marks a 20 year relationship with the supplying dealer Brian Currie (Milton Keynes) Ltd.

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