Monday 23 April 2018

DVSA: too many drivers still breaking hours law

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency has revealed that more than 1 in 20 of the goods vehicle and bus drivers it stopped last year had breached drivers’…

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Trade groups slam ‘unfair’ road user levy changes

Transport trade groups have issued strong criticism regarding recently-announced changes to the HGV road user levy, which will see operators pay 10 per cent less via the tax…

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TfL ‘passes the buck to manufacturers’ on direct vision

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that vehicle star ratings for the direct vision standard (DVS) scheme are now available for Euro 6 trucks. But instead of publishing…

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DfT issues update on Brexit trailer registration plans

The Department for Transport has provided further detail on its plan to introduce a registration system for UK trailers travelling internationally, as part of its measures to safeguard…

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Brexit clock is ticking for transport sector, warn trade bodies

The transport industry’s trade associations have welcomed news that provisional terms have been agreed for a Brexit transition deal – but have warned that, with just under a…

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MAN up at the CV Show

VW subsidiary MAN will be showcasing a range of new innovations at the 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place between 24-26 April at the NEC Birmingham. MAN…

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Dawsongroup offers free artic safety package

Dawsongroup is incorporating a suite of safety features in new trucks and trailers supplied to its rental, leasing, contract-hire, and finance customers, but will stand the increased up-front…

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Electric trucks Canter into London

Daimler has unleashed its all-electric Fuso eCanter in London. The 7.5-tonner is said to be the world’s first mass-produced electric truck in general commercial service; and logistics giant…

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The future of the UK’s courier sector

Northgate Vehicle Hire, the long-term van hire specialist, takes a look at the contributing factors to the courier market’s success – whilst also touching upon the issues that…

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Grafter goes green and lean

Isuzu Truck UK has revamped its 3.5-tonne offering, with the Grafter Green: a chassis-cab truck with twin or single-wheel drive-axle, and a new down-sized engine that features unusual…

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