Sunday 24 June 2018

Government consults on haulage permits and trailer registration

The government has launched a new consultation on its Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration Bill, which it is currently progressing through Parliament in a bid to protect the…

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Scania shows off urban truck range

Global trends, including the rapid rise of city populations and concerns about local air quality, road safety and carbon emissions, have driven the last phase of Scania’s range…

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ACEA: direct vision cabs ‘not as effective’ as electronic aids

Recent findings by the European vehicle manufacturing body ACEA may cast doubt on the efficacy of Transport for London’s bid to improve road safety by forcing the introduction…

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DVSA earned recognition scheme is live

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s earned recognition scheme moved into its live phase last month, following the completion of an extensive year-long pilot. DVSA chief executive Gareth…

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Time to go HVO, says DAF

UK truck market leader DAF has called for the industry to throw its weight behind a conversion from conventional fossil-derived mineral diesel to synthetic HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil)….

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Latest trailer innovations unveiled at CV Show

British trailer-maker Don-Bur said the Smart trailer that took pride of place on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the end of April was quite possibly…

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DVSA outlines updates to annual test regime

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published final versions of its new HGV and PSV inspection manuals, which contain the standards and procedures followed by its…

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OnTruck: £6.5bn wasted in road freight each year

UK freight carriers and shippers could save as much as £6.5 billion annually by taking advantage of online commerce, according to David Jennison, UK managing director of online…

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ATF rollout to remain on ice

The DVSA has said that the freeze on applications for new authorised testing facilities (ATFs), which was put in place late last year, is likely to remain for…

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MAN: we will meet demand for Euro 6 trucks

German truck manufacturer MAN has sought to calm fears about a shortage of supply of new and used Euro 6 trucks for the UK. Speaking at the Commercial…

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