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  • Gov promises more cash for road tech trials

    10th March 2019

    Funding for new technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by transport secretary Chris Grayling. The government will provide £22.9 million for research and trials on new surface materials or pothole repair. Real-world tests of new…

  • Scania/Hyva reveal new P-series skiploader

    Scania/Hyva reveal new P-series skiploader

    8th March 2019

    Scania has launched a fully built-up skiploader based on its 18-tonne gvw P-series chassis. Developed in conjunction with skiploader equipment manufacturer Hyva, the Scania Skiploader is available in either day-cab or short day-cab format, with steel suspension front and rear.…

  • Annual test deadline looms for previously exempt vehicles

    Annual test deadline looms for previously exempt vehicles

    6th March 2019

    The Department for Transport (DfT) is reminding truck operators that certain vehicles with heavy goods chassis will need to have had an annual test by May 20, 2019 to remain legal on Britain’s roads. This is because some heavy goods vehicles…

  • Record numbers join truck cartel claim

    Record numbers join truck cartel claim

    6th March 2019

    More than 7800 truck operators have signed up or registered to a cartel claim to secure compensation for firms who paid artificially high prices for their vehicles. The claim – instigated by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and which has…

  • “Widespread confusion” over alternative fuels

    “Widespread confusion” over alternative fuels

    7th January 2019

    New research has revealed “widespread confusion” among UK businesses when it comes to what constitutes sustainable alternatives to conventional fuels. According to a fresh study by Certas Energy, while there is an appetite to consider switching from conventional fuels across…

  • Skills report highlights UK’s reliance on EU workers

    Skills report highlights UK’s reliance on EU workers

    7th January 2019

    The British supply chain needs to have access to European workers in the short to medium term if UK business are to make a success of Brexit, according to a fresh warning from the Freight Transport Association. The Association’s Sally…

  • No-deal Brexit preparations “dire” and “not robust enough”

    No-deal Brexit preparations “dire” and “not robust enough”

    7th January 2019

    Representatives of the British road haulage industry have told French officials that planning for road transport in the event of a no-deal Brexit is “dire” and “simply not robust enough”. The warning was given by RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett…

  • Draft Brexit deal “a decisive step forwards” for UK freight

    Draft Brexit deal “a decisive step forwards” for UK freight

    27th November 2018

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted positively to the contents of the draft Brexit agreement, which was presented to the Association during a government briefing soon after the proposed deal was announced. FTA said it recognised the draft deal…

  • Brexit clarification issued over Driver CPC

    Brexit clarification issued over Driver CPC

    30th October 2018

    The government has issued confirmation that regardless of a ‘deal’ or ‘no-deal’ Brexit, Driver CPC training is here to stay. The announcement came in guidance notes issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) entitled ‘Commercial road haulage in the EU…