Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • Laser Tools expands HGV tool range

    on Feb 2, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Laser Tools expands HGV tool range

    Laser Tools’ ever expanding HGV range now includes these three crankshaft rotators that are designed to fit correctly to the respective crankshaft pulley wheels and enable easy turning of the crankshaft for service and repair

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  • Record year for Paragon

    on Feb 1, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Record year for Paragon

    Paragon Software Systems has reported a strong 2016 with high levels of growth in all areas of its business. The past 12 months has seen the company invest heavily in product development and global expansion to meet rising demand for route optimisation and home delivery planning solutions, both in the UK and internationally. As a result, Paragon experienced a 70 per cent increase in new customers and achieved annual renewals of more than 95 per cent

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  • Andover Trailers launches new generation step frame

    on Feb 1, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Andover Trailers launches new generation step frame

    Andover Trailers has launched a new generation of tri-axle step frame trailers, designed to carry a wide range of machines whilst maintaining a flat deck. Its launch marks one of the most significant new products from the British trailer manufacturer for a decade

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  • VisionTrack camera captures dramatic crash footage

    on Jan 31, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on VisionTrack camera captures dramatic crash footage

    This is the dramatic moment a teenager driver smashes into a fleet driver after a 75mph police chase. The fleet driver’s  VisionTrack VT2000 camera captures the moment the 17-year-old’s Toyota RAV4’s spins in the air is sent hurtling towards his Vauxhall Astra ‘like a missile.&#

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  • Rab takes the workshop lead at Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI)

    on Jan 31, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Rab takes the workshop lead at Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI)

    Rab Jackson brings an impressive track record to his latest role as Group Service Manager at Northern Ireland Dealer Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI)

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  • DFDS cuts road miles with 44-pallet Gray & Adams trailers

    on Jan 31, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on DFDS cuts road miles with 44-pallet Gray & Adams trailers

    Award-winning DFDS Logistics Belfast has underlined its standing as Northern Ireland’s leading supplier of ‘Complete’ temperature-controlled logistical solutions across the Irish Sea and Europe by commissioning another clutch of highly specialised refrigerated semi-trailers from Gray & Adams

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  • Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    on Jan 30, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    Leading ferry company Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes in 2016.  For the first time in its history, Stena Line has carried over 500,000 freight units through Belfast Harbour

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  • IRHA highlights posts Brexit work permits issue

    on Jan 30, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on IRHA highlights posts Brexit work permits issue

    The Irish Road Hauage Asociation (IRHA) has highlighted the issue of work permits for HGV drivers, post Brexit

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  • RHA says sat-nav choice a matter of common sense

    on Jan 29, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA says sat-nav choice a matter of common sense

    The Road Haulage Association is suporting the view of the Local Government Association that satellite navigation systems, designed for cars, are not suitable for use in heavy goods vehicles.  However, the RHA does not agree with the proposal that legislation be brought in to make it compulsory for all lorry drivers who use sat-navs to use commercial devices and the Association will be inviting the LGA to meet to discuss this further. “Surely using the right sat-nav system for the right vehicle is a matter of common sense,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett

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  • Iceland extends its commitment to Renault Trucks

    on Jan 29, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Iceland extends its commitment to Renault Trucks

    In a move to strengthen its partnership with Renault Trucks, Iceland, one of Britain’s fastest-growing and most innovative retailers, has ordered an additional 79 Range T tractor units and appointed two Renault Trucks approved dealers to run its Vehicle Maintenance Units (VMUs) in Enfield and Swindon

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  • Road scheme will improve safety

    on Jan 26, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on Road scheme will improve safety

    A £230,000 investment in the A1 in Northern Ireland will improve safety and keep traffic moving, says the Freight Transport Association

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  •  Longer semi-trailer trial demonstrates safety and environmental benefits – says FTA

    on Jan 26, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with Comments Off on  Longer semi-trailer trial demonstrates safety and environmental benefits – says FTA

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) in the UK has welcomed news that the Department for Transport (DfT)’s will be extending the numbers in its Longer Semi-Trailer (LST) trial this year. 

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