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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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  • Paragon boosts customer support with expansion of hotline team

    on May 3, 16 • in General News, News, Paragon Software, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Paragon boosts customer support with expansion of hotline team

    Paragon Software Systems, the UK’s leading provider of routing and scheduling software, has boosted its hotline team with the appointment of two additional analysts, increasing the full-time team to six. The expansion will further Paragon’s ability to offer a specialised hotline service to its growing global client base, helping customers overcome the complex transport and [&hellip

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  • BrakeSafe brake tester perfect for CV applications

    on Apr 28, 16 • in BrakeSafe, g-meter+, General News, News, Turnkey Instruments, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on BrakeSafe brake tester perfect for CV applications

    The BrakeSafe portable brake tester with printer, which was on display this week at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week is ideal for use on commercial vehicle roadworthiness safety inspections. Workshops and fleet operators can now provide test results that show the vehicle and trailer’s brakes meet the required brake efficiency standards for [&hellip

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  • New truck tyre website from Goodyear

    on Apr 28, 16 • in General News, Goodyear truck tyre website, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on New truck tyre website from Goodyear

    Goodyear is re-launching its commercial vehicle website across all countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in local languages to help fleet operators select the truck tyres and truck tyre-related services to suit their operations and reduce operating costs.  The new designed website truck.goodyear.eu, which is available now, also gives useful advice to help vehicle [&hellip

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  • More truckers take to bikes in Belfast

    on Apr 27, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on More truckers take to bikes in Belfast

    HGV drivers will be taking to their bikes in Belfast as part of a scheme aimed at improving safety for all road users.  Last year the Freight Transport Association joined forces with walking and cycling charity Sustrans to create Safe Urban Driving – a best practice training programme to help prevent collisions with vulnerable road users in an [&hellip

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  • Unique Volvo FH: a first for Bradford Transport

    on Apr 27, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Unique Volvo FH: a first for Bradford Transport

    Friday 25th March was a momentous occasion for Moira, Co. Armagh-based haulier, Bradford Transport, as it was the day that they purchased their first ever brand new truck in over 30 years of operation. The stunning Volvo FH540 XL Globetrotter was supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Dealer for Northern Ireland, Dennison Commercials Ltd, and [&hellip

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