Friday 20 October 2017

Transdek to showcase urban double-deckers at Freight in the City

Transdek UK says it will highlight the environmental and cost-saving benefits of its Duet urban double-deck trailers on stand V09 at the third annual Freight in the City…

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Making allowances

Nigel Morris, tax director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, offers advice to help HGV operators cope with recent overnight allowance changes Under a 26-year-long agreement between the Road Haulage…

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Tougher fines on the way for drivers’ hours breaches

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has vowed to ramp up its enforcement effort against truck, bus and coach drivers caught breaking drivers’ hours rules, thanks to…

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TfL reveals first star ratings for Euro 6 trucks

Transport for London (TfL) has published the first of the ‘star ratings’ for its HGV Direct Vision Standard (DVS), which it will use to decide which trucks will…

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Driver shortage ‘likely to worsen’

The transport industry is failing to retain the relatively small number of young people that it recruits to truck-driving, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has admitted. Addressing the…

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Trade bodies slam EU worker plans

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has critcised proposals set out in a document leaked from the Home Office last month, suggesting that free movement of labour would end…

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‘Set financial standing levels in pounds, not euros’

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for the UK to set its own transport operator financial standing requirements in pounds sterling after Brexit is formalised in 2019…

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Scania to appeal EC ‘cartel’ fine

Volkswagen subsidiary Scania has vowed to appeal against a decision by the European Commission (EC) to fine it more than €880 million, after finding that the manufacturer broke…

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Q&A: Shell launches new heavy-duty engine oils

Shell Rimula has introduced two new products to strengthen its heavy-duty diesel engine oil portfolio, in line with the new American Petroleum Institute (API) CK-4 engine oil specification….

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‘Undetectable’ tacho cheating by foreign operators

The DVSA has recorded a 21 per cent increase in the detection of tachograph cheating offences from April 2016 to March 2017 compared to the previous year, with…

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