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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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Two thirds of fleet operators want texting fines increased

July 3, 2014
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Two thirds of fleet operators believe fines for texting while driving should be increased, a poll by TrackCompare.co.uk has shown.

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UK freight set to keep wheels turning during Tour de France

July 2, 2014

UK freight operators are preparing to keep the wheels of industry turning during the world’s biggest bike race – the Tour de France which is set to begin this weekend; The Grand Départ and three stages of the competition will take place across various roads in Britain; starting in Leeds the race will then head…

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Dynastat launches new truck brake lathe

July 2, 2014
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  Dynastat, the leading provider of on car brake disc lathes has launched a new truck lathe on its newly updated website www.dynastat.org.

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Camera footage shows reckless driving seconds from disaster

July 1, 2014
Camera footage shows reckless driving seconds from disaster

A car was just seconds from disaster when it dangerously cut in front of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) on the A4146, near Milton Keynes Village in Buckinghamshire, and the incident was caught on camera using 3G technology.

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