Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

  • FTA says DVSA must take opportunity for driver CPC review

    on May 23, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA says DVSA must take opportunity for driver CPC review

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the DVSA to review the delivery of the Driver CPC training programme as part of the EU-mandated changes to the legislation covering the qualification, which will see its first major amendments introduced on 23 May 2018.  These changes, which must be made in domestic law within the next two years, are the first steps to amend the legislation covering the driver CPC which must be completed by 2020,

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  • Keep the Irish border open to protect trade – FTA tells ministers 

    on May 21, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Keep the Irish border open to protect trade – FTA tells ministers 

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reiterated its call for an Irish border solution which protects frictionless trading arrangements post-Brexit, in a meeting with leading British politicians at Stormont over the weekend.  Talking to Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark MP and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP, FTA’s Northern Ireland policy manager Seamus Leheny stressed that the association’s members need trade to continue to flow freely across the border, without delays, to ensure that business can be supported on both sides of

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  • Will new plans for Kent’s Operation Stack deliver?

    on May 21, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Will new plans for Kent’s Operation Stack deliver?

    The Road Haulage Association is cautious over latest Government plans to ease traffic congestion in Kent ahead of Brexit

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  • Tipp truck owner praises Michelin tyres  

    on May 20, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Tipp truck owner praises Michelin tyres  

    Tipperary owner driver Daìre Maher has praised the money-saving benefits he is now enjoying after switching to Michelin’s X-Multi tyres

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  • Book now for FTA’s Northern Ireland Conference

    on May 17, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Book now for FTA’s Northern Ireland Conference

    There’s just a week to go until the Freight Transport Association (FTA)’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland Conference, sponsored by Iveco, which takes place on Thursday 24 May at the Culloden Estate and Spa, Belfast, and with so much changing in the world of logistics, FTA is urging anyone wishing to attend to book now or be disappointed, as places are selling fast. 

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  • Kinesis Vehicle Inspection App keeps fleets on the road

    on May 16, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Kinesis Vehicle Inspection App keeps fleets on the road

    Telematics supplier Kinesis has unveiled a customisable mobile app for vehicle safety checks that provides live electronic updates to fleet management systems.  The easy to use app runs on Apple and Android devices allowing staff to complete checks and record defects including photographs, on their smartphones. The app has been designed to be easily configurable with check lists and data fields that can be changed to meet differing needs

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  • TIP’s Fat Bottomed Boys & Girls ride again – a Spanish Inquisition

    on May 16, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on TIP’s Fat Bottomed Boys & Girls ride again – a Spanish Inquisition

    For the fifth year running, and to celebrate TIP’s 50th anniversary year, TIP Trailer Services is supporting a 50-strong cycling team from the UK and Ireland transport industries to raise monies for the Stoke based charity Donna Louise Trust. Having previously raised almost £150,000 from previous events, this year’s target is a further £50,

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  • RoSPA recognises Bibby Distribution’s outstanding safety record

    on May 15, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on RoSPA recognises Bibby Distribution’s outstanding safety record

    Bibby Distribution has won a top safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the second consecutive year, after reducing accidents by a further 10 per cent year-on-year

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  • Michelin appoints new new Director of Services and Solutions

    on May 15, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Michelin appoints new new Director of Services and Solutions

    Michelin has appointed Andrew French, 38, as Director of Services and Solutions for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, giving him direct responsibility for Michelin solutions – which manages the tyres on more than 80,000 buses, coaches and trucks in these markets

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  • RHA figures challenge NOx myths

    on May 15, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA figures challenge NOx myths

    The Road Haulage Association has produced figures which challenge some of the myths that support the drive to tax lorries out of towns and cities

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  • P&O Ferries set to lift capacity at Teesport

    on May 14, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on P&O Ferries set to lift capacity at Teesport

    P&O FERRIES is set to lift capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport route by almost 25 per cent within the next month in order to create a gateway to Scotland via the north-eastern port

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  • HeavyHaul makes TotalKare investment

    on May 13, 18 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on HeavyHaul makes TotalKare investment

    An Essex-based plant and machinery transport specialist has made a significant investment into supporting its rapidly growing workshop

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