Tuesday 11 December 2018

New Actros helps Colin Lawson go continental

Aberdeen-based Colin Lawson Transport has invested in two Mercedes-Benz New Actros 2551s with 510 hp, 12.8-litre, straight-six engines and range-topping GigaSpace cabs. Colin Lawson Transport specialises in the…

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Driver CPC: six months left for PCV, and no last-minute reprieve

The deadline for bus and coach drivers to complete their Driver CPC periodic training is just six months from today – and the Freight Transport Association has warned…

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Owens opens Carmarthenshire ATF

Logistics provider Owens Road Services has opened its own VOSA-approved Authorised Testing Facility (ATF), at its Riverside depot in Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, following the closure of VOSA’s own test…

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Foreign lorry charge passed into law

The HGV Road User Levy Act 2013, whose effect will be to charge foreign trucks for the use of UK roads, has received royal assent and been passed…

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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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