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  • “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…

  • Optifuel Lab 3 targets 13% economy boost

    Optifuel Lab 3 targets 13% economy boost

    30th October 2018

    Renault Trucks has revealed its latest research into improving the energy efficiency of diesel trucks with Optifuel Lab 3, its laboratory vehicle developed as part of the FALCON (Flexible & Aerodynamic Truck for Low CONsumption) collaborative project. Optifuel Lab 3…

  • Brexit fears & driver shortage see logistics confidence fall

    Brexit fears & driver shortage see logistics confidence fall

    30th October 2018

    The British logistics industry has suffered its biggest fall in confidence since 2015, with over half (60.8 per cent) of respondents in a recent survey saying business conditions have become more difficult in last 12 months due to Brexit and…

  • RHA Fuel Card – Challenge us to save you money!

    RHA Fuel Card – Challenge us to save you money!

    29th October 2018

    Fuel is a key component and large expense of operating HGVs, so no transport company can afford not to regularly review their fuel strategy. Scrutinising all aspects of fuel buying and usage will pay dividends. We are offering all members…

  • Police mount crackdown on driver eyesight

    Police mount crackdown on driver eyesight

    20th October 2018

    Police forces in Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands have run a month-long campaign targeting driver eyesight, revoking the licences of those who don’t pass the 20 m numberplate check. Throughout September, anyone stopped by Road Policing Officers in these…

  • Ministers and RHA clash over Direct Vision permit scheme

    Ministers and RHA clash over Direct Vision permit scheme

    20th October 2018

    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called on ministers and London mayor Sadiq Khan to work with the industry to “support, devise and implement” national and international vehicle standards (including the possible retrofit of equipment), rather than push ahead with…