Business Brief

Employ Scoops Silver Investors in People Award

July 10, 2014
Sadie Weston (1)

HGV driver recruitment company Employ Recruitment UK has recently been accredited with a Silver status award by Investors in People.

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New funding launched to help road hauliers

June 25, 2014
LDF staff head shots

LDF, a leading finance provider, is to launch a new funding solution to meet urgent demand from truck and van drivers to help with managing the rising costs of road taxes on their HGV fleets.

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FTA launches Van Excellence Driver of the Year competition

June 3, 2014

The Freight Transport Association will be holding its first Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest on Thursday 10 July 2014 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds as part of the DRIVEit@ van event. 

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SmartWitness expands into America

April 24, 2014
SmartWitness expands into America

SmartWitness, which make Europe’s most popular vehicle journey recorders, has opened up a sales and distribution operation in the United States.  Following a sales surge of more than 40 per cent in the UK, the award-winning firm is committed to having similar success over the Atlantic.

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AID Fuel Card Services at CV Show

April 5, 2014
AID Fuel Card Services at CV Show

The AID Fuel Card Services will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014. The event that takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 29th April and 1st May 2014 is a key event in the road freight transport and logistics industry show calendar. In 2013 the show attracted over 18,000 visitors with…

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Premier Components confirms CV Show participation

March 1, 2014
premier components

Premier Components, the leading core broker working extensively with passenger cars, light commercial and heavy commercial vehicles has confirmed it’s participation at the CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham next month.

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TrailerConnect secures sustainability award

December 3, 2013
Trailer Connect

Schmitz Cargobull AG has won the European Transport Award for Sustainability in the ‘Telematics’ category with its ‘TrailerConnect’ trailer telematics solution.

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FTA warns on DCPC complacency

December 3, 2013

Despite the news from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that drivers are generally complying with the legal requirements of Driver CPC, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has repeated its message to both drivers and operators that complacency is not an option if they wish to avoid heavy fines and licence suspension.

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DoE sends message to hauliers using illegal fuel

November 26, 2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced its support saying it is “delighted” at the decision of the Department of Environment (DoE) Northern Ireland to revoke the operator’s licences from three freight operators for using laundered fuel.

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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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Bell calls for re-invigorated road transport sector

September 18, 2013

The Senior Traffic Commissioner has encouraged road transport professionals to get more involved with professional organisations and create an industry to be proud of. Beverley Bell made the comments at the IRTE Conference last week, which saw a line-up of expert speakers discuss the key issues facing today’s road transport industry. 

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