Wednesday 20 February 2019

TCs reveal 2019 financial standing requirements

The traffic commissioners’ office (OTC) has released details of the new financial standing levels to be required of commercial vehicle operators from 1 January. Operators with standard national…

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Total issues winter oil and coolant advice for hauliers

As the colder weather sets in, Total Lubricants has released guidance for road haulage and logistics operators regarding the importance of appropriate engine oil and coolant selection. “HGVs…

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Winton: cut downtime with on-vehicle power

Onboard power specialist Winton Engineering has highlighted the role that on-vehicle compressor systems can play in reducing downtime and boosting efficiency for transport operators. The company cites recent…

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Traffic commissioners publish revised statutory guidance

The senior traffic commissioner (STC) of Great Britain, Richard Turfitt, has published revised editions of several of the statutory documents that explain the way in which traffic commissioners…

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Premier Pits named UK distributor for BrakeMate

Prefabricated inspection pit manufacturer Premier Pits has announced it has been named the UK distributor for BrakeMate, a new workshop product said to eliminate the lifting of heavy…

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Potential roadblocks ahead for draft Brexit deal

This article was published on 19 November. Since events are fast-moving and information is subject to change, please keep checking the gov.uk website for the latest information and…

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Major truck route to fall in scope of Bath clean air zone

A short part of the A36 trunk road that links the M4 to the south coast will fall into the proposed Bath clean air zone (CAZ) under recent…

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Hauliers enjoy fuel duty and VED freeze in autumn Budget

Among the more eye-catching announcements in chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget last month was a pledge that all revenue from vehicle excise duty (VED) in England will be ringfenced…

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Retrofit kerb-view windows’ DVS status clarified

As the popularity of aftermarket kerb-view windows rises, Transport for London (TfL) has provided further guidance as to the circumstances under which they can be taken into account…

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Traton refines portfolio for market readiness

Volkswagen Group has taken a further step towards floating its commercial vehicle arm Traton, by removing non-truck and bus enterprises from MAN’s control. MAN’s Power Engineering businesses, which…

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