Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • Renault Trucks focuses on Optifleet

    on Jun 23, 16 • in General News, News, Optifleet, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Renault Trucks focuses on Optifleet

    Renault Trucks is extending its Optifleet onboard telematics solution with a new functionality to assist long haul drivers with their eco-driving. It gives customers the possibility of monitoring and individually assessing their drivers’ performance by drawing on Renault Trucks’ 20 years’ experience in economical driving. A vehicle’s fuel consumption results from a driving behaviour pattern [&hellip

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  • Latest road report astonishes road haulage sector

    on Jun 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Latest road report astonishes road haulage sector

    The Road Haulage Association is astonished at the report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering which claims that levels of congestion ‘are rising fast because almost a third of lorries are being driven empty’. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “The number of lorries on our roads has hardly changed over many years; nor [&hellip

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  • FTA Transport Manager back for 2016

    on Jun 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA Transport Manager back for 2016

    The Freight Transport Association’s popular conference series returns in autumn 2016.  Transport Manager sponsored by Iveco prepares transport managers and those in charge of road transport fleets for the year ahead. The conference series, which is supported by Goodyear Tyres and Microlise, has been running for over 20 years and has become an industry-wide established event and a ‘must attend’ for all transport managers.  Last year [&hellip

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  • Containerlift achieves FORS Gold accreditation

    on Jun 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Containerlift achieves FORS Gold accreditation

    Containerlift, a leading UK supplier of transport, onsite handling and shipping solutions for shipping containers, has achieved FORS Gold accreditation. Since joining FORS in May 2015, Containerlift has used the advice and support provided by the programme to develop their processes and training procedures, enabling them to improve the service they are able to provide [&hellip

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  • HGV UK Online magazine now live

    on Jun 20, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on HGV UK Online magazine now live

    The June edition of HGV UK  Online magazine is now live and jam packed with news and view from the UK haulage industry. HGV UK Online Magazine, continues to go from strength and now goes out to more than 45,000 recipients every month is now live. HGV UK Online Magazine is brought to you by [&hellip

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  • Bibby Distribution appoints new SHEQ head

    on Jun 20, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Bibby Distribution appoints new SHEQ head

    Bibby Distribution has appointed Andrew Mawson as its new Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ). Mawson, 51, who has more than 25 years’ experience within the distribution and logistics sectors, joins the 3PL after nearly eight years as Group SHE Manager for PX Ltd. Mawson’s remit within Bibby Distribution will be to build on [&hellip

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  • Iveco launches new Stralis

    on Jun 19, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Iveco launches new Stralis

    Iveco has launched its new Stralis, which introduces a completely new driveline and, with the best reliability and efficiency, delivers leading edge TCO and CO ₂ reduction. The three-vehicle range was developed around customer missions and meets all the requirements of the on-road heavy transportation sector. The new Stralis is the result of an important investment in product [&hellip

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  • Goodyear ServiceLine 24h roadside assistance in under 121 minutes

    on Jun 19, 16 • in General News, Goodyear ServiceLine, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Goodyear ServiceLine 24h roadside assistance in under 121 minutes

    The average time for Goodyear’s ServiceLine 24h roadside assistance, provided by the company´s European TruckForce network, to attend and fix a roadside breakdown in 2015 was just under 121 minutes1. This means valuable savings for vehicle operators thanks to cutting costly unproductive downtime. The recent introduction of a new ServiceLine 24h mobile phone app is [&hellip

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  • Renault Trucks’ workshop performance increases

    on Jun 19, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Renault Trucks’ workshop performance increases

    Overall customer satisfaction of Renault Trucks’ workshop performance has increased by 2 points year on year, taking 2015 levels to 87%, the highest on record, according to the manufacturer’s latest independent survey. The Retail Excellence survey tracks customer satisfaction in key areas of workshop performance that include likeliness to recommend, likeliness to repurchase and overall [&hellip

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  • European Commission to challenge France over minimum wage

    on Jun 16, 16 • in European News, France minimum wage, General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on European Commission to challenge France over minimum wage

    The European Commission has announced plans to challenge France over a new minimum wage law for the transport sector following pressure from the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The Commission has announced plans to send a letter of formal notice to France – the first step in legal proceedings – for infringement of the freedom to [&hellip

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