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Iveco launches all new Stralis Efficiency Package

July 30, 2014
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Iveco has launched the all new Stralis Efficiency Package, a series of innovations aimed at reducing total operating costs for hauliers on three key fronts: fuel consumption, maintenance costs and a broader product offering.

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Why wait until 2020 says FTA

July 30, 2014

“Why wait until 2020 to reap the benefits of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)?” That’s the question being asked by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to the Mayor of London – Boris Johnson.  

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Volvo welcomes revised speed limits

July 28, 2014
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Volvo Trucks is supporting the government announcement made last week, to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph.

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Charters set a benchmark in customer service

July 27, 2014
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Prohire Plc, the commercial vehicle hire and fleet management specialist, has issued two ‘Charters’ that describe in clear terms the company’s service pledge to its customers.

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LCRS reaches 100th member landmark

July 24, 2014

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has reached a significant milestone with construction plant hire company Rawley Plant becoming its 100th member.  LCRS members now operate over 74,000 commercial vehicles between them. The LCRS, which is managed by the Freight Transport Association, demonstrates the efforts of industry to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to national…

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Pirelli highlights benefits of truck tyre range

July 24, 2014

Pirelli has teamed up with renowned television content providers ITN (International News Television) to produce a five-minute film highlighting the benefits of using Pirelli tyres for truck fleets, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Mobile phone distraction set to become biggest killer

July 17, 2014
Mobile phone distraction set to become biggest killer

Road safety campaigners are warning that mobile phone distraction will become a bigger killer on the UK’s roads than drink driving by 2015.

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New truck toll in Latvia

July 15, 2014

Latvia has introduced a truck toll on its extensive 3,500 km motorway. The vignette toll, which came into effect on July 1 applies to domestic and foreign vehicles. The time-based charge has a tiered price structure: for trucks from 3.5 to 12 tonnes and for trucks over 12 tonnes permissible total weight.

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Protecting valuable wheels and tyres from theft

July 15, 2014
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For commercial vehicle fleet owners and operators, wheel and tyre theft is the one thing they can’t afford! Trucks and their component parts are increasingly being stolen for their value as scrap and recycled materials. UK authorities have warned the road haulage industry that almost any part of a truck from side panels and catalytic…

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Skillweb launches mobile app for parcel tracking and POD

July 10, 2014
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Mobile computing specialist Skillweb has launched an affordable proof of delivery solution that can be used on a range of rugged or consumer smartphones.SmartTask POD will provide small and medium sized delivery companies with an advanced and scalable item tracking system to support business growth, while large parcel operators and courier networks can use the app to quickly…

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Employ Scoops Silver Investors in People Award

July 10, 2014
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HGV driver recruitment company Employ Recruitment UK has recently been accredited with a Silver status award by Investors in People.

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Actros voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year 2014’

July 3, 2014
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The Mercedes-Benz New Actros has been voted ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards 2014. Announced to an audience of 1600 leading representatives from the transport sector, the Motor Transport Awards celebrate the achievements of the industry and recognise innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality.

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