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  • Iveco launches all-new S-Way heavy truck range

    Iveco launches all-new S-Way heavy truck range

    5th July 2019

    Iveco has unveiled its new S-WAY heavy truck at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, Spain. Iveco said the new WAY heavy range marked “a strong shift towards providing customers with an integrated transport solution, economically and environmentally sustainable, in which the…

  • Fresh warning over logistics skills deficit “time bomb”

    Fresh warning over logistics skills deficit “time bomb”

    24th June 2019

    The logistics sector is still in the grips of a significant recruitment problem which could potentially cause the nation to grind to a halt, according to a new white paper. A recent survey conducted by Talent in Logistics (TiL) found…

  • HGV registrations surge as incentives boost demand

    HGV registrations surge as incentives boost demand

    24th June 2019

    The UK’s new HGV market increased 21.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, with 11,859 units registered, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A number of large orders and…

  • M4 relief road plans scrapped

    M4 relief road plans scrapped

    24th June 2019

    Controversial plans to construct a new M4 relief road have been scrapped by the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, in a move that has been met with frustration by the road haulage industry. The proposals originally sought to build…

  • Trailer registration now mandatory for international operations

    Trailer registration now mandatory for international operations

    30th April 2019

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is warning operators their trailers will now need to be registered before embarking on international journeys. Hauliers using a trailer abroad after March 28, 2019 will need to register the unit through DVLA’s ‘Register…

  • Haulage industry hits out at ULEZ “unfairness”

    Haulage industry hits out at ULEZ “unfairness”

    30th April 2019

    The Central London ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) is now in force, meaning all trucks entering the zone which do not meet Euro 6 will be fined £100 per day to deliver goods in the capital. ULEZ was launched by…

  • 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…