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  • Hauliers urged to support petition for better driver facilities

    Hauliers urged to support petition for better driver facilities

    23rd October 2020

    Gloucestershire firm The Cullimore Group’s managing director, Moreton Cullimore, is calling on British hauliers and their drivers to support a petition to make HGV driver facilities a mandatory part of the planning process for major infrastructure projects. During COVID-19, drivers…

  • DAF pledges temporary Brexit price freeze

    DAF pledges temporary Brexit price freeze

    23rd October 2020

    DAF Trucks has promised prices on all new UK orders for LF, CF and XF vehicles will remain secured for vehicles built by the end of February 2021. Despite the threat of import tariffs brought about by a potential no-deal…

  • Government updates Brexit Border Operating Model

    Government updates Brexit Border Operating Model

    23rd October 2020

    The government has published an updated Border Operating Model which provides further detail on how the GB-EU border will work after Britain leaves the EU Single Market and Customs Union as a result of Brexit, and the actions that traders…

  • Scania launches 770 bhp truck alongside new V8 range

    Scania launches 770 bhp truck alongside new V8 range

    30th September 2020

    Scania is updating its V8 engine range with the launch of four new models – including a 770 bhp barnstormer. Available in variants of 530, 590, 660 and a record 770 bhp, Scania reckons the new engines deliver significant fuel…

  • DCPC rules update may already be outdated due to COVID-19

    DCPC rules update may already be outdated due to COVID-19

    10th August 2020

    DVSA has announced it has made changes to the rules governing Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as a result of a recent consultation – but COVID-19 may have already rendered them ‘outdated’. Following the views expressed by drivers and…

  • Gov blasted for failing drivers over safe parking provision

    Gov blasted for failing drivers over safe parking provision

    23rd July 2020

    The government is being urged to follow through on its promise made two years ago to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers as the situation has not improved, and many drivers are being forced to take rest breaks in…

  • Guide launched to help hauliers tackle COVID-19

    Guide launched to help hauliers tackle COVID-19

    21st July 2020

    FTA and professional membership body The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have launched the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19, The document shares practical advice on how operators and logistics firms can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly…

  • DAF readies switchable front-wheel drive for CF & XF

    DAF readies switchable front-wheel drive for CF & XF

    20th July 2020

    DAF is introducing hydraulic front-wheel drive that can be activated at the flip of a switch for trucks that clock up most of their mileage on the road, but are sometimes required to drive off-road or in slippery conditions. This…

  • Hauliers demand more COVID-19 recovery support

    Hauliers demand more COVID-19 recovery support

    15th July 2020

    Haulage firms have called on the government to do more to help them through the coronavirus crisis as they gear up to drive economic recovery. A survey of 600 operators has revealed the vast majority of hauliers are still struggling…