Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • London Lorry Control Scheme review makes positive recommendations

    on Jun 19, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on London Lorry Control Scheme review makes positive recommendations

    Recommendations for improvements to the London Lorry Control Scheme have been agreed by London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee (TEC)

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  • URM adds seven DAFs to fleet

    on Jun 19, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on URM adds seven DAFs to fleet

    The UK’s largest purchaser and recycler of waste glass, URM (UK), has added seven new specialist DAF multi-wheel rigids to its South Kirkby-based fleet. Key among them is DAF’s CF 440 FAQ chassis – an 8×2 ‘tridem’ configuration with lift-and-steer capability on the second and fourth axles

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  • Indefinite driving ban for reckless Immingham HGV driver

    on Jun 19, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Indefinite driving ban for reckless Immingham HGV driver

    An Immingham HGV driver has been banned from professional driving indefinitely and branded reckless after he left a hazardous waste spill from his vehicle unattended

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  • Driver CPC Validation with SmartLicence

    on Jun 18, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Driver CPC Validation with SmartLicence

    Descartes Systems Group has extended the validation capabilities of SmartLicence, which has been enhanced to accommodate Driver CPC and Digital Tachograph card validation

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  • Outstanding success for SmartWitness

    on Jun 18, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Outstanding success for SmartWitness

    SmartWitness recently showcased the revolutionary new KP2 connected camera in combination with their online Insurance Telematics portal at the one day Motor Insurance World event in London. The day was a great success and delegates were eager to learn more about how to keep their profits high whilst reducing risk

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  • Mercedes-Benz appointment

    on Jun 18, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz appointment

    Heiko Selzam has been appointed to the position of National Sales Director, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd

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  • RHA slams lorry ban review

    on Jun 18, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA slams lorry ban review

     The Road Haulage Association has expressed its disappointment with the report produced by London Councils reviewing the London Lorry Control Scheme

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  • Ireland must be special case in Brexit negotiations- says FTA Ireland

    on Jun 18, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Ireland must be special case in Brexit negotiations- says FTA Ireland

    Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called on the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and the Irish Government to ensure Ireland is made a special case in the forthcoming Brexit talks following confirmation that negotiations with the European Commission will begin on Monday

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  • HGV UK Online magazine now live

    on Jun 13, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on HGV UK Online magazine now live

    The June edition of HGV UK Online Magazine is now live and focuses on the ongoing crisis at Calais. First up the FTA is urging government action over the Calais migrant crisis, while the  RHA is calling for military deployment at Calais

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  • FTA urges customs rethink

    on Jun 10, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA urges customs rethink

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents the UK’s freight and logistics industry, has called for the new government to review its decision to leave the EU Customs Union, given the confusion caused by the results of the General Election and lack of a clear mandate from British voters. 

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  • Supply chain at the heart of a successful Brexit – says FTAI

    on Jun 10, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Supply chain at the heart of a successful Brexit – says FTAI

    A hard Brexit, with no consideration for the flow of goods into and out of the country, would be disastrous for Ireland, according to Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI), the country’s leading membership association representing companies within the supply chain

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  • Paragon introduces multi-skilled driver update

    on Jun 8, 17 • in General News, UK News • with Comments Off on Paragon introduces multi-skilled driver update

    Paragon has enhanced its route optimisation software to help transport planners simplify the process of managing multi-skilled driver teams. The new functionality will allow accredited drivers to be considered for standard deliveries if spare capacity exists towards the end of the planning process.  This added flexibility will enable plans to use all available resources to increase drops per day and reduce mileage. It has been introduced in response to growing demand from delivery operations looking to differentiate their offering with a wider range of added value services, or field service companies looking to maximise use of their

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