Saturday 25 May 2019

DfT plans changes to longer semi-trailer trial

The Department for Transport has opened a consultation on plans to change the allocations process currently in operation for the trial of longer semi-trailers, launched in January 2012. The department…

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Operators’ views sought on EU’s impact on transport

The Department for Transport has issued a call for evidence on how European Union policies impact on the UK transport sector, as part of a wider audit of…

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Surge in Driver CPC hours as enforcement steps up a gear

April saw the largest number of drivers yet complete their 35 hours of mandatory training in order to acquire Driver CPC cards. The deadline for drivers from the…

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Headlamp aim remains top reason for heavy vehicle test fails

Headlamp aim remained the top reason for trucks failing their annual tests in 2011-12, according to the latest report from VOSA, with nearly 11 per cent of HGVs…

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Industry thanks EU for oil price-fixing probe

Key industry and political figures have welcomed the revelation that a formal investigation is underway by the European Commission into the issue of oil price-fixing. In mid-May, EC…

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Volvo middleweights launched

Volvo Trucks has revealed the Euro 6 versions of its FL and FE (pictured) middleweight trucks, with two new engines: the six-cylinder 7.7-litre D8K and the four-cylinder 5.1-litre D5K….

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MAN recovery truck helps Manchetts celebrate 50 years

Family vehicle recovery business Manchetts is celebrating more than 50 years of business – and for Peter and Anne Manchett, 50 years of marriage – with the introduction of…

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EC backtracks on cabotage deregulation

Plans to further liberalise the European road transport market by lifting current restrictions on cabotage – the transportation of goods within one country by operators registered elsewhere –…

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No blame, no claim for health and safety from October

The days of businesses being held ‘strictly liable’ for accidents that take place on their premises even if they are unavoidable or not their fault are numbered, after…

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Fine rise plans for driving offences including smoking and eating

A wider range of driving offences will be covered by fixed penalty notices, which will increase from £60 to £90 if proposals currently under consideration are approved. Besides…

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