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  • FTA welcomes Leeds and Birmingham CAZ delay

    on Jun 19, 19 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted to yesterday’s statement by Leeds and Birmingham Councils, that they are delaying the start of their Clean Air Zones, by saying it was the only step available to them, and the right thing to do

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  • FTAI asks why is freight transport missing from Climate Action Plan?

    on Jun 18, 19 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    The government’s Climate Action Plan, launched this week, fails to recognise the vital role the freight transport industry must play in tackling climate change, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI)

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  • New smart digital tachograph regulations now in place

    on Jun 16, 19 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    Since June 15, new trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed.  The tachograph is the tool installed in trucks and buses which records the activities of drivers. Its new features will improve greatly the enforcement of the EU rules on driving and resting times, which truck and bus drivers must respect, in line with the efforts by the Commission with the “Europe on the Move” packages for a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.  The smart digital tachograph offers technologically advanced and user-friendly functionalities

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  • Road safety gets smart  

    on Jun 16, 19 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    New Smart Tachographs, will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules but any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided, according to

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  • M6toll introduces new toll prices and an additional off-peak rate

    on Jun 12, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on M6toll introduces new toll prices and an additional off-peak rate

    Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operator of the M6toll, has today (Wednesday 12th June) announced new toll prices including an additional off-peak rate, which will come into effect from 00:00hrs on Friday 12th July

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  • Hedges Distribution opts for Krone

    on Jun 11, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Hedges Distribution opts for Krone

    Hedges Distribution, part of the Grimsby-based Fardel Shipping freight-forwarder and logistics organisation, have specified two Krone Cool Liners not least, say the company, because a more robust design was needed to handle their temperature-controlled logistics contracts

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  • Van operators flocking to electric says FTA

    on Jun 11, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Van operators flocking to electric says FTA

    The majority (71.4 per cent) of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets this year, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, launched in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking. FTA, the organisation representing the logistics industry, is calling on government to recognise this shift in intention and increase its investment into electric vehicle affordability, to ensure that the changes can happen quickly and efficiently

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  • Stena Line temporarily relocates Belfast-Heysham Service  

    on Jun 10, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Stena Line temporarily relocates Belfast-Heysham Service  

     In preparation for the arrival of Stena Line’s new generation E-Flexer ships to its Belfast-Liverpool service in 2020/21, the company needs to make a number of important port infrastructure upgrade changes to Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) in preparation for the arrival of its first new vessel, Stena Edda, in Spring

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  • Hireco on the move

    on Jun 10, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Hireco on the move

    Hireco, the leading trailer hire company, has opened new premises on the Long Mile Road in Dublin and at Naas Industrial Estates, in Naas, Co. Kildare

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  • LSS returns to Ekeri

    on Jun 6, 19 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on LSS returns to Ekeri

    Logistical Support Services has added a high-cube EXIII EKERI trailer to its fleet. This not only marks 10 years since taking delivery of its first EXIII EKERI trailer, but also will be the first of its kind in the UK and possibly Europe.  

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