Monthly Archives: October 2013

Comic Relief announces £1million grant for Transaid

October 31, 2013
Transaid celebrate 15th Anniversary reception at Buckingham Palace, with their Patron, HRH The Princess Royal. Transaid started in 1998, are growing and showing results in Africa for their hard work in saving lives

Comic Relief has announced a £1 million grant to transport industry charity Transaid, at the organisation’s 15th anniversary celebration at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Royal HighnessThe Princess Royal.

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Smart Witness reduces haulier’s insurance bill

October 30, 2013
Smart Witness reduces haulier’s insurance bill

A haulage company has reduced its annual insurance bill by more than £25,900 since installing their fleet with Smart Witness incident cameras.

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RE-Tech UK launches EyeCap

October 30, 2013
RE-Tech UK launches EyeCap

Technology company RE-Tech UK, has launched an unique and advanced electronic fuel cap device ‘EyeCap’ which is being rolled out nationally to counteract the ever expanding war on fuel theft.

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FTA calls for joined up thinking

October 29, 2013

The Freight Transport Association has written to the European Commission (EC) to support the newly proposed Article 14 of EU Directive 96/53 concerning the verification of container weights.

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Wings Transport receives prestigious accolade

October 29, 2013

Palletforce member Wings Transport has been recognised by Transport for London for working to high standards.

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Goodyear has winter all wrapped up

October 29, 2013

In Goodyear’s commercial vehicle tyre ranges it is not only the UltraGrip dedicated winter truck and coach ranges that are suitable for winter conditions.  In addition to these, Goodyear Municipal drive tyres, 17.5” and 19.5” Regional Haul Drive tyres and the newly introduced Goodyear KMAX D, and Goodyear FUELMAX D tyres, which will be available…

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Containerships choose Michelin

October 29, 2013
Michelin

Teesport-based Containerships has moved to a Michelin policy for its tractor units after running an in-house tyre trial comparing the cost per 1,000 km between fitments from four different manufacturers.

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HNA acquires TIP Trailer Services

October 28, 2013

TIP Trailer Services Group, a leading trailer leasing and services company in Europe, has been acquired by Chinese diversified industrial and services company HNA Group, strengthening HNA’s position in services to the global transportation and logistics industries.

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IRU meets with Spanish authorities

October 28, 2013

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has met with road transport control authorities in the Spanish region of Catalonia to discuss solutions to practical issues arising from roadside checks on road passenger and freight transport.

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Continental develops new approach to recycling

October 28, 2013

The international tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental has developed a new approach to recycling rubberised steel cord scrap, a by-product of its tyre production. The device, called the Hurricane Machine makes it possible to separate uncured rubber compound and steel cord, a development which marks yet another step in Continental’s pursuit of making tyre…

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New HGV height limit in Ireland

October 24, 2013

The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport in Ireland is reminding road users that from November 1 the maximum height of any vehicle on Irish roads – including HGVs – will be 4.65 metres. The regulations giving effect to this limit were signed into effect by the previous Government and are now being implemented following…

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Failure to maintain lorries and vans is false economy

October 24, 2013

Figures recently released by VOSA may show a rise in HGV annual test pass rates, but far too many of the lorries and commercial vans in operation in Britain today are below the general roadworthiness expected by VOSA.

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