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  • Scania restarts V8 production and sales

    Scania restarts V8 production and sales

    22nd August 2018

    Scania has begun the “challenging process” of reducing its backlog of truck orders built up after a delivery and order stop caused by a lengthy strike at one of the manufacturer’s main casting suppliers. “This is probably the worst disruption…

  • Freightlink lightens the load of trucking into Europe

    Freightlink lightens the load of trucking into Europe

    1st August 2018

    If you’re finding yourself sat in a Truck Stop with your morning brew and bacon butty, ferry bound, ask yourself have you booked with Freightlink? If not; why? We know how difficult it can be to organise your own passage…

  • New map reveals UK’s riskiest roads

    New map reveals UK’s riskiest roads

    26th July 2018

    A new map revealing the UK’s most dangerous roads has been produced using fatality data gathered by the Department of Transport and the Police Service of Northern Ireland over a five-year period. The map identifies the most high-risk highways and…

  • Scania halts V8 sales & deliveries due to supplier strike

    Scania halts V8 sales & deliveries due to supplier strike

    5th July 2018

    Scania has announced it is unable to fulfil its deliveries to customers of more than 2000 trucks ordered with V8 engines due to an ongoing strike at one of its crucial suppliers of cast engine components New sales of industrial and…

  • Transport sector sees 96% drop in retained profits

    Transport sector sees 96% drop in retained profits

    22nd June 2018

    Retained profits in the transport and logistics sector decreased by 96.0 per cent compared to the same period a year ago, according to new figures. In addition, the volume of bad debt owed to the sector reached over £2.8m, up…

  • Contraflow plans announced to ease Operation Stack

    Contraflow plans announced to ease Operation Stack

    13th June 2018

    ‘Operation Brock’ has been announced as a new temporary plan to ease traffic in Kent in the event of cross-Channel disruption. The interim plans, revealed in May by roads minister Jesse Norman, will allow traffic to travel in both directions…

  • DVSA launches “phased approach” to specialist vehicle testing

    13th June 2018

    DVSA is reminding operators a “significant number” of specialised heavy vehicles – including breakdown vehicles, tractor units pulling exempt trailers, and mobile cranes – have now fallen into scope of annual testing for the first time. To declare their weight and load,…

  • Brexit means “uncertain year ahead” for road transport

    Brexit means “uncertain year ahead” for road transport

    13th June 2018

    After a year of resilient trading in 2017, the UK’s logistics industry expects continued success in 2018 despite the uncertainties posed by Brexit and continued economic instability, according to a new report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).  The FTA…