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  • DVSA confirms HGV text exemptions

    on May 29, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    Heavy vehicles due for annual test in June, will receive a three month exemption from needing an annual test, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed

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  • Freshlinc places confidence in Michelin

    on May 28, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    FreshLinc Group – one of the UK’s biggest logistics firms, with a combined fleet of approximately 400 commercial vehicles – is now running exclusively on Michelin tyres after moving its entire bulk transport fleet onto its existing tyre management contract with the manufacturer

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  • Tapfreight chooses Mandata ePOD solution

    on May 27, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, many hauliers are having to change processes and adapt systems to keep their drivers safe and wheels turning. 

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  • Germany votes to extend clean truck road user charge exemption

    on May 27, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    The German Parliament has voted to extend the existing exemption from road usercharges for clean trucks, powered by CNG, LNG and electricity, until

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  • Advice on cleaning HGV cabs during the COVID-19 outbreak

    on May 27, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    COVID-19 can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces. Therefore, maintaining good hygiene and cleaning practices are essential, particularly in common working areas. Regular cleaning will reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people; cleaning common work areas is important to limit the spread

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  • FTA welcomes £1 billion uprade plans

    on May 26, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    The Department of Transport has confirmed that it will push forward with £1 billion plans to complete the upgrade of the A66 trans-Pennine road

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  • Provide us with safe parking spaces says nation’s lorry drivers 

    on May 25, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA), one of the UK’s biggest business groups, is urging government to follow through on its promise made two years ago today to provide safe parking spaces for those charged with keeping goods moving throughout the pandemic and beyond: HGV drivers. Two years after the government pledge, FTA’s members report provision has not improved, and many are forced to take their rest breaks in unsafe locations with inadequate welfare, hygiene and sanitation facilities. 

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  • Don’t squeeze freight off the road says RHA

    on May 19, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Don’t squeeze freight off the road says RHA

    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has urged the Government to rethink plans to ‘reallocate’ road space which will reduce capacity for motor vehicles and slam the brakes on COVID-19 recovery

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  • Continental offers advice on tyre breakdowns

    on May 18, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Continental offers advice on tyre breakdowns

    While the vehicle walk around check may seem like a mundane task, its importance should never be under-estimated. By taking the time to carry out just a few simple checks, including an assessment of tyre condition, commercial vehicle drivers can greatly reduce the risk of breakdowns and improve safety on the roads

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  • Telematics data from VisionTrack highlights increased levels of speeding

    on May 18, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Telematics data from VisionTrack highlights increased levels of speeding

    Vehicle data taken from VisionTrack’s IoT platform backs recent motoring research and Police figures that points towards drivers increasingly flouting the speed limit during the coronavirus crisis. In fact, the findings show that fleet and road transport drivers are amongst those speeding during the lockdown, with overall incidents increasing by 2.61% despite a 22.6% reduction in the number of miles driven

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