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  • Hauliers warned to obey ‘period of grace’ by OTC

    Hauliers warned to obey ‘period of grace’ by OTC

    31st March 2017

    Operators who need to apply for an extension to meet financial standing tests or appoint a new transport manager are being warned their licences could be revoked if the mandatory requirements are not met when the time expires. The Office…

  • North West traffic officers featured in Channel 5 documentary

    North West traffic officers featured in Channel 5 documentary

    23rd February 2017

    Three North West traffic officers will be featured in a new Channel 5 series which shows the work involved in keeping the roads moving during the winter months. A film crew from Winter Road Rescue has spent several shifts with Highways…

  • Survey shows support for tougher sentences for killer drivers

    Survey shows support for tougher sentences for killer drivers

    23rd February 2017

    Road users want the law to be far stricter on those who cause death and serious injury when driving, according to a new poll. The survey of nearly 2000 road users, conducted by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart, found nearly 80…

  • FTA launches road transport Brexit manifesto

    FTA launches road transport Brexit manifesto

    23rd February 2017

    With only weeks remaining before Theresa May triggers Article 50 and begins the process of the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued its Brexit manifesto on behalf of the UK’s logistics industry. With…

  • “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    23rd February 2017

    New provisional figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed motor vehicle traffic has reached a record high. In the year ending December 2016, HGV traffic grew by 2.8 per cent overall to 17.1 billion vehicle miles and car traffic…

  • FH quintet keeps Collier’s growth on course

    FH quintet keeps Collier’s growth on course

    23rd February 2017

    Collier Haulage of Pontypool only came into being in 2010, but the recent delivery of five Volvo FH500 6×2 tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs, supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West, Newport, has seen the company’s fleet grow…

  • Government boosts trial for longer trailers

    Government boosts trial for longer trailers

    23rd February 2017

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has announcement it will be extending the numbers in its Longer Semi Trailer (LST) trial this year. The trial, which is investigating the environmental and safety impacts of the use of longer semi-trailer vehicles on…

  • Iveco: Brexit brings opportunities for CV sales

    Iveco: Brexit brings opportunities for CV sales

    22nd February 2017

    Iveco is positioning itself to make the most of opportunities arising from the recent Brexit vote, according to the company’s UK & ROI managing director, Stuart Webster. He said despite business uncertainly, the Italian manufacturer was focusing on being adaptable…

  • Gov pledges funding for alt-fuel operations

    Gov pledges funding for alt-fuel operations

    1st February 2017

    The government has unveiled a £20 million programme to cut emissions and improve air quality – part of which will be used to boost the number of trucks running on alternative fuels such as hydrogen. The plans were launched by…

  • Trucker of the Year 2017

    Trucker of the Year 2017

    1st February 2017

    In association with Staveley Head, Trucking magazine is looking for the country’s best truck driver – and we need your help! We all know trucks keep the wheels of the Britain turning, ensuring manufacturers can produce, retailers’ shelves are stocked…