FTA welcomes Eurotunnel plan

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed today’s announcement by Eurotunnel that it is committing to reducing the current level of freight train track access charges by up to 50 per cent.  This follows an ongoing European Commission investigation into the Channel Tunnel charging regimes and the decision by the Channel Tunnel Regulator (the Intergovernmental Commission) obliging Eurotunnel to make its Channel Tunnel costs more transparent – a key element in determining the level of track access charges.  This action follows lobbying by FTA for a reduction in Channel Tunnel freight access charges.  In 2011 FTA asked the European Commission to investigate the charges under various EU rail directives, including transparency of costs and charging rules. Continue reading

Fleetmatics issues FleetBeat Report

Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for small and mid-sized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), has issued the first edition of its FleetBeat Report, a deep dive analysis of tens of billions of data points extracted from thousands of commercial fleets over a five year timespan. The industry first report outlines the economic impact of telematics adoption by commercial fleets, and provides key benchmarks for fleet operators, as well as quantifiable benefits of business intelligence-driven fleet management. Continue reading

SDC Trailers to showcase range at CV & Multimodal shows

SDC will be showcasing its range of trailers at tCommercial Vehicle at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from Tuesday 29th April to Thursday 1st May. The UK and Ireland’s leading trailer manufacturer will have a total of eleven trailers on display from its extensive portfolio of box vans, curtainsiders, tippers, skeletals, platforms, urban and extended length trailers. Continue reading