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Information is key – says FTA

July 22, 2014
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Information is key to keep the freight and logistics industry on the move during extreme weather conditions, that’s the message from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which added that transport resilience plays a vital part to aid a successful economy.

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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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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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Keltruck delivers the first Scania Golden Griffin

July 15, 2014
Scania Golden Griffin

Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.  Scania hasrecently released the special edition V8 Golden Griffin tractor units to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK, with just 50 of these special edition vehicles being made.

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DfT needs to make Dartford decision – claims FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that “a decision needs to be made sooner rather than later” – in response to the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin the DfT is to ‘appraise route options in detail’ at each of the proposed Lower Thames crossing solutions.

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Radlett approval good news for industry says FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association has said that the go-ahead for a rail freight terminal at Radlett, near St Albans is a welcome boost for rail freight and will help industry meet challenging rail freight growth targets.  The long-awaited decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to allow a Strategic Rail…

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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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Waberer’s International Pte.Co.

July 10, 2014

Waberer’s International Pte.Co. has decided on a Euro 6 vehicle procurement, which is unprecedented in Europe both in terms of value and size: the company will acquire 1300 new MEGA truck-trailers to rejuvenate and upgrade its fleet.

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Basildon Timber chooses Renault

July 3, 2014
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Family-run timber merchants, Basildon Timber Ltd, has taken delivery of a Range D10 low 4×2 210hp with aluminium flatbed body and manual gearbox. Supplied by Renault Trucks Essex, the bright yellow Range D replaces Basildon Timber’s previous 06 plate 7.5 tonne Renault Midlum and marks a move up to 10 tonnes to take advantage of…

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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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SmartWitness picks up new orders at CV show

July 2, 2014
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SmartWitness is celebrating one of its most successful exhibitions after picking up new orders worth over £500,000 at the Commercial Vehicle show.

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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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