Monday 17 December 2018

Brexit: ‘apply for ECMT permits now’, says RHA

International hauliers wishing to apply for ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) permits – which will likely be required to transport goods to the EU and European…

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DVSA rolls out tougher approach to old tyres

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has said its enforcement teams will now pursue follow-up investigations of HGV, trailer and PSV operators found to be using tyres…

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Parliament debates fairness of HGV road user levy

The Labour Party’s shadow treasury team has queried whether road transport operators are paying their fair share for the damage inflicted by their vehicles on the UK’s roads…

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TCs reveal 2019 financial standing requirements

The traffic commissioners’ office (OTC) has released details of the new financial standing levels to be required of commercial vehicle operators from 1 January. Operators with standard national…

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Total issues winter oil and coolant advice for hauliers

As the colder weather sets in, Total Lubricants has released guidance for road haulage and logistics operators regarding the importance of appropriate engine oil and coolant selection. “HGVs…

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Winton: cut downtime with on-vehicle power

Onboard power specialist Winton Engineering has highlighted the role that on-vehicle compressor systems can play in reducing downtime and boosting efficiency for transport operators. The company cites recent…

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Traffic commissioners publish revised statutory guidance

The senior traffic commissioner (STC) of Great Britain, Richard Turfitt, has published revised editions of several of the statutory documents that explain the way in which traffic commissioners…

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Premier Pits named UK distributor for BrakeMate

Prefabricated inspection pit manufacturer Premier Pits has announced it has been named the UK distributor for BrakeMate, a new workshop product said to eliminate the lifting of heavy…

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Potential roadblocks ahead for draft Brexit deal

This article was published on 19 November. Since events are fast-moving and information is subject to change, please keep checking the gov.uk website for the latest information and…

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Major truck route to fall in scope of Bath clean air zone

A short part of the A36 trunk road that links the M4 to the south coast will fall into the proposed Bath clean air zone (CAZ) under recent…

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