Archive for the ‘UK’ Category

  • 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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  • RHA expresses dismay at Portsmouth decision

    on May 22, 20 • in UK • with No Comments

    The RHA is dismayed at the notification, received today from Portsmouth City Council at 16.23 informing the Association that from Friday 22 May, some roads in the City centre will be closed to all vehicles with the exception of buses. Deliveries and collection to residents within the closed roads will be permitted before 8am and after 8pm

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  • Don’t squeeze freight off the road says RHA

    on May 19, 20 • in UK, UK News • with No Comments

    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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  • Reintroduction of charging schemes will hinder economic recovery says FTA

    on May 15, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Reintroduction of charging schemes will hinder economic recovery says FTA

    FTA, the business group which represents the logistics sector, has reacted with extreme disappointment to TfL’s decision to reintroduce all London road charging schemes with immediate effect. 

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  • DAF Trucks virtual truck show attracts 700 entrants

    on May 15, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on DAF Trucks virtual truck show attracts 700 entrants

    DAF Trucks has selected three winners after its virtual truck show attracted an impressive 700 entrants. The show, taking place after the truck industry’s traditional show season had been shelved, was promoted on DAF Trucks UK Social Media channels where it reached audience figures of 55,

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  • Wexford TD wants Dublin Ro-Ro traffic moved to Rosslare

    on May 15, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Wexford TD wants Dublin Ro-Ro traffic moved to Rosslare

    A Co. Wexford TD and former president of the Irish Road Haulage Association has called for Dublin port’s Ro-Ro activities to be moved to Rosslare as a means of reducing traffic and pollution in the the Capital

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  • CameraMatics Essential Driver Appreciation Survey

    on May 14, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on CameraMatics Essential Driver Appreciation Survey

    The COVID 19 pandemic has brought frontline and key workers into the spotlight like never before and truck and delivery drivers in the UK feel less appreciated than their USA and Ireland counterparts, a new survey suggests

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  • New service station information hub for hauliers

    on May 14, 20 • in UK, UK News • with Comments Off on New service station information hub for hauliers

    Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK can view daily service station updates on the Traffic England website to ensure smoother journeys, thanks to an update from Thales and WSP’s joint venture, Network Information Services (NIS)

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