Wednesday 13 December 2017

‘Phased approach’ to annual testing for specialised vehicles

As we reported in our October issue, a significant number of specialised heavy vehicles previously exempt from the annual testing regime will fall within its scope after legislation…

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TfL removes interim Direct Vision Standard ratings

The interim star ratings for some Euro 6 trucks that were released by Transport for London (TfL) in September for its HGV Direct Vision Standard (DVS) have now…

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On the road with Volvo and Renault

Steve Banner caught up with Arne Knaben, managing director at Volvo Group Trucks UK & Ireland, and Nigel Butler, UK commercial director at Renault Trucks At the time…

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Mayor’s emissions plans ‘fly in the face of common sense’

Road transport industry trade associations have reacted with concern to confirmation of the Mayor of London’s plans to introduce the new ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in the…

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In-cab rest clampdown ‘won’t target truck stops and services’

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has obtained an important clarification from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) regarding the recent tightening of weekly rest enforcement policy –…

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TC vows to put non-compliant fleets out of business

Kevin Rooney, the new traffic commissioner (TC) for the West of England (pictured, right), gave attendees at the FTA’s transport manager’s conference in Somerset an insight into the…

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Electro-Wind technology transforms trailer loading

Among the technologies offered by power solutions provider Electro-Wind is a DC power supply for use with tail lifts and double-deck trailers. “Due to the phenomenal growth of…

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Top tips for a more energy-efficient fleet

Paul Miller, product manager at vehicle tracking specialist Fleetmatics, offers advice for operators on how best to drive fleet efficiency Last year, LCVs racked up 48.5 billion miles…

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Iveco outlines alternative fuel offerings

Iveco consultant Peter Symons mounted a spirited defence of diesel as a heavy-vehicle fuel before discussing alternatives at the FTA transport manager’s conference in Sparkford, Somerset. “Is diesel…

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Big fleets ‘in firing line’ on emissions control sabotage

Operators caught knowingly running vehicles with damaged, missing or sabotaged emissions-control systems will face action against their O-licences, the DVSA has warned. Speaking at the FTA’s transport managers’…

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