Saturday 18 November 2017

Victory for UK in overheight trailer fight

The European Commission has dropped its plans to limit UK trailer heights to four metres. The planned rule, had it gone ahead, would have prevented British operators from…

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‘Last orders’ for Driver CPC, warn training firms

With less than 200 days to go before the Driver CPC training deadline for PCV licence holders, both passenger and freight sectors of the transport industry are still…

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Truck thefts rise steeply

That National Business Crime Intelligence Bureau has warned of an explosion in truck theft since the start of the new year, with 40 vehicles being taken in the…

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No Phase V LEZ for trucks in 2015

The RHA has welcomed an apparent decision by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson to back down from implementing ‘Phase V’ of London’s Low Emission Zone, which would have seen…

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New Mercs set to steal CV Show

Mercedes-Benz is to give world debuts to two important new truck models at the Commercial Vehicle Show on April 9-11. The Euro VI version of the Atego 6.5,…

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Operators will be reported to traffic commissioners for fraudulent fuel use

HMRC has agreed a new protocol with the traffic commissioners and VOSA that should see offenders reported to the industry regulators – the TCs in respect of GB…

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Mercedes-Benz and dealers fined £2.6m for infringing competition law

Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers (Ciceley, Enza and Road Range) have admitted to infringing competition law, and will pay fines totalling £2.6 million, the Office…

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CV Show organisers reveal latest event news

More than 400 exhibitors have now signed up to attend this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place on 9-11 April at the NEC Birmingham. The total floor…

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First new Volvo FH reaches customer

Six months after its world launch, the first production example of a new Volvo FH has been delivered to a customer. Jean-Pierre Ducournau, who runs Transports Ducournau near…

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Illegal trucks purged on Anglesey

Police, VOSA and other government agencies found legal or roadworthiness faults in 80 per cent of trucks they stopped in a targeted operation in Anglesey. Officers from North…

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