Tuesday 16 October 2018

Plans to tighten truck regulation in pursuit of Boris biking vision

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced plans which could see trucks entering the capital being mandatorily fitted with devices to protect cyclists, restricted to operating at…

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RHA challenges need for Driver CPC when taking vehicles to annual test

The Road Haulage Association is contesting the view of VOSA and the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) that mechanics require a Driver CPC if they are taking a vehicle for…

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DAF unveils MX-11 Euro 6 engine

The wraps have been thrown off DAF’s new 10.8-litre engine as the Paccar subsidiary rises to the challenges posed by operators nervous of Euro 6 technology. While DAF’s…

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Tyres blamed for particulate emissions

The reduction in exhaust emissions from Euro 6 engines will mean that tyres will come into focus as a significant source of particulate pollution from trucks, says a…

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France plans new tax on trucks

Toll-free trucking in France will end on 1 October, when a consortium including French state-owned rail operator SNCF will levy an average charge of €0.12/km on all trucks…

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VOSA clarifies animal waste rules after offal lot of confusion

VOSA has issued guidance clarifying the national derogation that allows hauliers to carry animal waste under domestic, rather than EU, drivers’ hours laws in some circumstances. The Department…

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HMRC getting tough on firms handling excise goods

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has begun a campaign to target warehouse keepers and third-party hauliers who may unknowingly be handling excise goods on which the duty has…

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Workshop hours increase as van makers invest in aftersales

Few if any van makers are expecting light commercial sales to grow spectacularly this year. As a consequence both they and particularly their dealers need to generate revenue…

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CV Show: Rozone to boost fleets’ battery management

As the UK partner of the Midtronics battery testing and charging programmes, Rozone will be showcasing its battery management techniques which it says have delivered significant savings for…

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False tachograph records cost jailed ex-directors more than £1.8m

Two former directors of a transport company have been ordered to pay a total of more than £1.83m, following a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing at Carlisle…

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