Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

  • Challenging driving conditions at Donington cause dramatic scenes on track

    on Aug 15, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Challenging driving conditions at Donington cause dramatic scenes on track

    Wind and rain at the Donington race track last weekend created high drama in both Division 1 and Division 2 of the British Truck Racing Association Championships. Visibility was poor and the track surface slippery on Sunday in Division 1 and Mark Taylor’s truck ended up having contact with Terry Gibbon’s truck which attempting to overtake

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  • Lorry drivers told to Look Out Look Up

    on Aug 6, 19 • in General News • with Comments Off on Lorry drivers told to Look Out Look Up

    New research from Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveals lorry drivers do not know how to avoid fatal injuries when working near overhead power lines

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  • Industry experts launch pioneering compliance management platform

    on Jul 22, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Industry experts launch pioneering compliance management platform

    Fleet operators are hailing the impact of ground-breaking software that’s set to revolutionise the compliance management of commercial drivers and vehicles in the

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  • Renault Truck Eco-Driver event proves great success

    on Apr 17, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Renault Truck Eco-Driver event proves great success

    Renault Trucks Ireland’s Eco-Driver competition, which was held at the Irish Road Haulage Association’s annual conference, at the Slieve Russell, Hotel in Cavan recently proved to be a great success with many drivers taking part in the competition

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  • Volvo Trucks launches new I-Save engine option

    on Mar 20, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Volvo Trucks launches new I-Save engine option

    Volvo Trucks has added a new I-Save option for the FH tractor unit, which it says offers fuel savings of up to seven per cent for long-haul operators

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  • EU backs direct vision trucks and buses

    on Mar 19, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on EU backs direct vision trucks and buses

    The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee has backed safer ‘direct vision’ trucks and buses, amongst a dozen new life-saving measures for cars, vans, buses and trucks

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  • FleetPulse: The heartbeat of any business

    on Mar 13, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on FleetPulse: The heartbeat of any business

    When Bridgestone’s three-in-one FleetPulse solution was unveiled to the commercial world just months ago, businesses were promised reduced downtime, greater transparency into vehicle health and a reduction in potentially dangerous breakdowns

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  • Some relief for hauliers in EU contingency says FTA

    on Mar 4, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Some relief for hauliers in EU contingency says FTA

    Following two years of intense lobbying on the issue by the association, FTA has welcomed today’s (4 March 2019) provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Member States to allow UK hauliers market access without ECMT permits for certain transport operations in the event of a No Deal departure from the EU. 

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  • 5 Key Logistics Trends and Technology Implications for 2019

    on Feb 13, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on 5 Key Logistics Trends and Technology Implications for 2019

    2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management. On the one hand, ecommerce continued to grow at record levels without the slowdown that many were predicting, leading many organisations to recognise the importance of reaching beyond traditional strategies to enhance their logistics and transportation capabilities. Yet, on the other there was considerable global trade instability and the focus of many companies was to determine what strategies they needed to put in place to mitigate the brewing trade wars and Brexit uncertainty. Market hype was also at an all-time high, making it harder to

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  • Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon

    on Feb 12, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon

     Barker and Stonehouse, the UK’s largest independent family-run furniture retailer, has invested in a logistics solution from Paragon to provide customers with a superior delivery service with more choice. Combining Paragon’s routing and scheduling software and fleXipod ePOD system, the solution will enable the retailer to efficiently fulfil increasing order volumes nationwide without compromising on excellent customer service

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  • Cartwright Rentals expands nationwide network

    on Feb 5, 19 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Cartwright Rentals expands nationwide network

    Cartwright Rentals has launched a new depot in the North-East to further increase its nationwide network of locations. It is one of the fastest expanding divisions within the Cartwright Group, a major trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer

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  • DVSA publishes updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

    on Feb 2, 19 • in General News • with Comments Off on DVSA publishes updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

    The Driver & Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA) has published updated PSV and HGV inspection manuals

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