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  • SDC Trailers raise over £100k for cancer fund for children

    on May 11, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on SDC Trailers raise over £100k for cancer fund for children

    The UK and Ireland’s largest trailer manufacturer, SDC Trailers based in Toomebridge, Co. Antrim has raised over £100,000 to help the Cancer Fund for Children (CFC). The company has had CFC as its charity partner since 2014, with each member of staff contributing through payroll giving, as well as raising money through a series of [&hellip

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  • Migrant activity at French ports continues to put lives in danger

    on May 10, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Migrant activity at French ports continues to put lives in danger

    As predicted by the Road Haulage Association, the focus of migrants intent on reaching the UK is moving to other, smaller, French ports. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “It is apparent that migrant activity is growing as the weather improves and our predictions that an increase in security at Calais would simply push [&hellip

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  • ‘Stop the Risk’ launch a huge success for 3Sixty Fleet

    on May 10, 16 • in 3 Sixty Fleet, General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on ‘Stop the Risk’ launch a huge success for 3Sixty Fleet

    The CV Show at the NEC last month provided the perfect location for 3Sixty Fleet to launch its new innovative product, ‘Stop the Risk’ which is the complete fleet risk management solution. After 12 months in development, the launch was a huge success. Andrew Drewary CMILT, Consultant Collision Analyst for 3Sixty Fleet says: “The CV [&hellip

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  • SDC Trailers to exhibit at Multimodal 2016

    on May 9, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on SDC Trailers to exhibit at Multimodal 2016

    Trailer manufacturer SDC will have a strong presence at Multimodal 2016 with four trailers on display, as well as a representative stand in Hall 3 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Now in its ninth year, the Multimodal event is one of the UK and Ireland’s largest freight transport, logistics and supply chain management events, showcasing all modes [&hellip

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  • IRU addresses French Government on double manning concerns

    on May 8, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on IRU addresses French Government on double manning concerns

    The International Road Transport Ubion (IRU) has raised its serious concerns about the new French interpretation relating to the break periods for second drivers that are taken on board a vehicle – so called ‘double manning’. The latest French interpretation would prevent any driver from taking their required breaks on board a moving vehicle, which [&hellip

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  •   RHA asks new London Mayor to see the Capital’s streets from a truck cab

    on May 8, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on   RHA asks new London Mayor to see the Capital’s streets from a truck cab

    The Road Haulage Association has congratulated new London Mayor Sadiq Khan on his election victory and has asked him to view the streets of the nation’s capital from the cab of a truck. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “We are very keen to work with the new Mayor and his administration team, to [&hellip

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  • Haulage firms face miserable summer as fines set to exceed £60 million

    on May 5, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Haulage firms face miserable summer as fines set to exceed £60 million

    British Haulage firms faced £58.7m worth of fines last year as the number of illegal immigrants smuggled into the UK has more than doubled in the past three years.  Official figures have shown that the number of “clandestine entrants” who made their way to Dover and other ports has risen from 1,432 in 2013 to [&hellip

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  • FTA says working with freight industry will deliver a better London

    on May 5, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA says working with freight industry will deliver a better London

    On the day that London elects its new Mayor and Assembly, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says working in partnership with the logistics industry will help deliver a stronger, safer and cleaner capital city. FTA’s Freight Manifesto for London highlights key issues such as airport expansion, HGV regulations and delivery restrictions, the Ultra-Low Emission Zone and road infrastructure. It also closely examines housing in [&hellip

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  • Truck tyre size shift continues says Michelin

    on May 4, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Truck tyre size shift continues says Michelin

    Tyre manufacturer Michelin has reported that demand for truck tyres on the replacement market is continuing to show a steady shift to 315/70 R 22.5 fitments – driven by the growth of Euro VI registrations and operators realising the total cost of ownership benefits offered over traditional low aspect ratio 295/80 R 22.5 tyres. The [&hellip

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  • RHA rejects Brussels threat to HGV levy

    on May 3, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA rejects Brussels threat to HGV levy

    The Road Haulage Association has strongly criticised the European Commission’s decision to challenge the legality of the HGV road user levy, introduced two years ago. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: ‘This challenge is nonsense. The levy breaks neither the letter nor spirit of EU law. Brussels was fully briefed during its design and implementation – [&hellip

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