Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • TrailerLock keeps it safe for Tarrant International

    on Sep 19, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Cartwright, the UK’s largest trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer, has formed a new partnership with established truck and trailer specialist services company

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  • Cartwright creates new partnership with TTW

    on Sep 19, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    Cartwright, the UK’s largest trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer, has formed a new partnership with established truck and trailer specialist services company

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  • IRU sets future direction for road transport

    on Sep 16, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has taken the lead in setting the global road transport agenda, by publishing a manifesto that calls on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity. 

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  • DVSA publishes new guidance

    on Sep 16, 19 • in UK News • with No Comments

    The Driver and Vehicle Services Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on GOV.UK to help people report lorry, bus or coach drivers and companies if they think they’re breaking safety rules. The DVSA says its wants to use this intelligence and evidence to take strong action against law breakers who are a danger to other road users. This new guidance will make it easier for people to report quality information to the DVSA about things such as: breaking drivers’ hours rules overloading vehicles using vehicles that are not safe to drive (unroadworthy) using emission cheat devices carrying dangerous

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  • Connected dashcams and video telematics software can reduce insurance premiums

    on Sep 11, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Connected dashcams and video telematics software can reduce insurance premiums

    A fleet insurance expert s has released findings that show installation of connected dashcams and video telematics software can halve the frequency of fleet incidents and reduce insurance premiums by 30 per cent in less than a year

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  • AKI group delivers $1 million of annual transport savings with Paragon

    on Sep 9, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on AKI group delivers $1 million of annual transport savings with Paragon

    Al Khayyat Investments (the AKI Group) has achieved annual savings of more than $1 million by using Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to transform its in-house transport operation. The company has dramatically improved productivity and reduced costs since investing in the transport planning solution by better managing its vehicles and drivers that operate across the UAE. By increasing average deliveries per vehicle by 164%, the AKI Group has been able to lower the average cost per delivery by 65% and reduce fleet size by 38%

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  • IRHA calls for sensitivity on Brexit

    on Sep 3, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on IRHA calls for sensitivity on Brexit

    The Irish Road Haulage Association has called on industry bodies and political commentators to exercise high levels of sensitivity in their public comments on Brexit in the coming weeks

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  • FTAI says we need Europe to deliver logistics without borders

    on Sep 3, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTAI says we need Europe to deliver logistics without borders

    Businesses moving goods and services in Ireland and across Europe need the right trading environment at EU level to allow them to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably, according to FTA Ireland, the business organisation which speaks for the nation’s freight, passenger and logistics industries. This policy framework would also help to bring the talents and new skills the industry needs in a fast moving technological environment

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  • Dennis Distribution chooses Cartwright

    on Sep 2, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Dennis Distribution chooses Cartwright

    Well-established refrigeration transport specialist Dennis Distribution recently took delivery of eight new fridge trailers from leading trailer and commercial body manufacturer Cartwright and its decision has been endorsed by customer feedback about the quality of the trailers

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  • Councils call for powers to fine truckers is a cash generator

    on Sep 2, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Councils call for powers to fine truckers is a cash generator

    The Road Haulage Association says that a move to give councils powers to fine lorry drivers is about generating revenue. Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to allow councils to enforce against moving traffic violations. Similar powers are already available to councils in London and Wales. RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett says that the LGA sees truckers as an easy target for cash-strapped councils to make up shortfalls in reduced central government funding. “It’s clear that this is all about raising cash. The LGA has gone out of its way to demonise

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  • FTA to help businesses tackle labour shortage with new event

    on Sep 2, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on FTA to help businesses tackle labour shortage with new event

    Thirty-six per cent of logistics companies anticipate long delays recruiting HGV drivers in the next 12 months, according to a 2019 survey by FTA, as the labour shortage across the sector reaches crisis point

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  • Ford Trucks signs deal with TIP Trailer Services

    on Aug 27, 19 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Ford Trucks signs deal with TIP Trailer Services

    Following on the success of its new F-MAX tractor, winner of the International Truck of the Year award, Ford Trucks raised its growth target and signed an agreement with TIP Trailer Services to expand its aftersales network in Western Europe

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