Wednesday 23 October 2019

Preparations step up despite fresh Brexit deal within grasp

Transport trade groups are busily assessing the detail of Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal and its potential impact on the sector’s operations; but the Freight Transport Association (FTA)…

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Brake testing: why just a ‘pass’ is not enough

Operators need to scrutinise and interpret the results of roller brake-testing, and not just rely on seeing the word ‘pass’ on the bottom line of the generated report….

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DVSA issues new HGV walkaround checks guidance

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced improvements to its heavy vehicle walkaround check guidance, and created a new video to help HGV drivers carry out…

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Why CV fleets should keep closer tabs on tyres

David Howe, commercial sales manager at Goodyear, offers his take on how a little investment in tyres can go a long way The commercial fleet arena is becoming…

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RHA: post-Brexit customs checks will harm NI hauliers

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned that the creation of customs posts on either side of the Irish border after Brexit would lead to higher costs and…

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Stronghold launches online curtainside parts store

Stronghold International Ltd, which has been manufacturing tension curtain systems since 1965, has recently launched Strongspares.co.uk, a brand new online store dedicated to curtainside parts and spares. Based…

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Elddis’ mirrorless Merc is among UK’s first

Elddis Transport is one of the first UK fleets to operate the new ‘mirrorless’ Mercedes-Benz Actros. Consett, County Durham-based Elddis has operated Mercedes-Benz trucks for over 20 years,…

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DVSA publishes annual test data

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently published results from its heavy vehicle annual testing regime for the second quarter of 2019 – and the takeaway…

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Trade groups comment on latest CAZ plans

Transport trade associations have warned that the latest clean air zone (CAZ) proposals from local authorities will be damaging to hauliers, despite some improvements as compared to original…

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Heavy trucks go all-electric in USA

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered the first two Class Eight (80,000 lb GVW) Freightliner eCascadia trucks to customers for operational trials. The trucks, which are part…

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