Sunday 25 February 2018

VLS welcomes Otto Lube as new member

VLS, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications, has announced that UK-based lubricants provider Otto Lube has become a new associate member. Otto Lube, whose parent company is GIL (Golden…

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Safety in the spotlight

Lee Sadd, senior trainer at SAMS Ltd, assesses the current safety landscape of the HGV sector Despite the myriad ways in which health and safety has improved our…

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Wabco talks winter testing

This season, vehicle technology provider Wabco began its thirtieth winter testing programme at its proving ground located in Rovaniemi, Finland. The test track at the Arctic Circle, one…

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Allstar Business Solutions launches SME cost-saving scheme

A scheme recently launched by Allstar Business Solutions will help small and medium businesses reduce their fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) bills, the fuel card provider says….

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DVSA reveals earned recognition pilot participants

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published a full list of all the HGV and PSV operators taking part in the pilot of its earned recognition…

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Roadside clampdown nets emissions cheats

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that over 100 operators, some running as many as 80 vehicles, are under investigation after emissions control defeat devices…

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RIF Logistics partners with Access Group

Bedfordshire-based RIF Logistics has outlined a new partnership with supply chain technology specialist Access Group, as part of its growth strategy. The 3PL provider, which is part of…

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Traffic commissioners’ report puts compliance in the spotlight

Shortages of good drivers, good managers and competent systems to maintain compliance are recurring themes in the annual report of Great Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) for 2016-17, which…

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TfL seeks new way forward on direct vision

Transport for London (TfL) is having to rethink its proposed direct vision standard (DVS) for trucks, after the aborted publication of initial star ratings for the scheme revealed…

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Mixed industry response to new Calais funding

Transport trade groups have reacted with differing levels of enthusiasm to the news that an additional £44.5 million is to be given to France by the UK to…

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