Archive for June, 2018

  • M6 toll charges for truckers to rise

    on Jun 29, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

     The Road Haulage Association is baffled as to why Midlands Expressway, operators of Birmingham’s M6 toll road, have decided to increase their charges by 20p-50p per HGV depending on the journey made. Charges for night-time journeys remain unchanged

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  • Cranswick chooses Intelligent Telematics

    on Jun 28, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Cranswick, one of the UK’s leading food producers of pork and chicken products, has teamed up with Intelligent Telematics to roll-out a connected vehicle camera solution across its transport operation. A fleet of 79 HGVs will be fitted with the industry-leading SureCam device to provide greater visibility over live transfers and customer deliveries, while enhancing driver behaviour and capturing video evidence in the event of a serious road incident

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  • Stena Line’s new Belfast-bound ship taking shape in China

    on Jun 25, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    One of the two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast – Liverpool route in 2020 has recently marked an important production milestone by celebrating its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China. The new vessels will have capacity for 1 000 passengers, 120 cars as well as 3 100 freight lane meters

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  • DVSA must do more to find and keep HGV testers for MOTs

    on Jun 25, 18 • in General News • with No Comments

    Last week the DVSA committed to recruiting additional MOT testers to offset the much-publicised shortfall after pressure from industry groups and operators forced the regulator to act

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  • SmartWitness protects against stowaways

    on Jun 20, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    A specialist events haulage company which has worked with singer Robbie Williams has stopped illegal stowaways on its lorries coming from the continent after installing SmartWitness in-vehicle CCTV cameras. Drivers from FCL Logistics in Staines, Middlesex, have used the cameras to stop illegal immigrants from trying to break into the trailers of its 15-strong fleet when they have stopped or are coming into ports. Staff have also been able to alert other drivers from other fleets of stowaways attempting to enter vehicles in the port. The summer months usually see peak numbers of stowaways trying to illegally

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  • The Kerfoot Group implements Paragon

    on Jun 20, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Kerfoot Group, a leading provider of speciality oils to the food, technical and personal care industries, is targeting improved customer service and reduced transport costs using Paragon’s routing and scheduling software. The company will use the planning system to manage a fleet of HGVs that are responsible for more than 200 weekly deliveries across mainland UK from two production sites in the Port of Goole, East Yorkshire

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  • Leeds CAZ will put many hauliers at risk

    on Jun 20, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Road Haulage Association is outraged at Leeds City Council plans to charge pre-Euro VI lorries £50 per day to enter their Clean Air Zone – due to be launched in January

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  • DVSA commits to easing the ATF crisis

    on Jun 19, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Hauliers and ATF operators are celebrating after the DVSA promised to increase the number of testers available to carry out MOTs on HGVs. The move follows a campaign led by the Road Haulage Association calling for an end to the crisis which leaves many vehicles off the road because they can’t get an MOT in time. 

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  • Volvo FH 25 year Special Edition — a tribute to an icon

    on Jun 19, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    To celebrate the introduction of the Volvo FH in 1993 – a quarter of a century ago – Volvo Trucks is releasing the Volvo FH 25 Year Special Edition. Available as both Volvo FH and Volvo FH 16, it is characterised by its distinctive exterior and interior design, superb driver comfort and state-of-the-art additional features

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  • SDC Truck and Trailer Parts adds Auger to range

    on Jun 17, 18 • in UK News • with No Comments

    SDC Truck and Trailer Parts have recently signed an exclusive long term supply agreement as a distributor for leading German truck parts supplier Auger

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  • EU Commissioner says Ireland must prepare for hard Brexit

    on Jun 13, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said that Ireland must prepare for a scenario where the UK leaves the EU without agreement next March, meaning a hard Brexit

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  • Leyland celebrates 20 Years with PACCAR

    on Jun 12, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    Lancashire manufacturer, Leyland Trucks is this year celebrating twenty years of ownership and investment by US-based Company PACCAR, a global technology leader in the design and manufacture of premium light, medium and heavy-duty trucks

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