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  • Vision Van offers free eye tests for drivers

    Vision Van offers free eye tests for drivers

    19th April 2018

    The RHA is collaborating with sight experts Vision Express by launching a brand-new Vision Van – a mobile eye-testing facility housed within a customised trailer, designed and built by Cartwright Conversions. The unique Vision Van has begun its journey across…

  • Driver licensing regs relaxed for alt-fuelled vans

    Driver licensing regs relaxed for alt-fuelled vans

    19th April 2018

    The government has announced licence regulations are to be relaxed for drivers of some alternatively fuelled vans. Currently, drivers with Category B (car) licences are permitted to drive vans which weigh up to 3.5 tonnes. However, electric and hybrid vans…

  • Clamp fee climbs 275% in controversial Kent parking trials area

    8th February 2018

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has given Ashford Borough Council the green light to raise clamp release fees on HGVs by a whopping 275 per cent on a stretch of the A20 in Kent. The fees have increased from £40 to £150 in the controversial six-mile ‘parking…

  • Carbon targets “unachievable” without diesel vehicles

    Carbon targets “unachievable” without diesel vehicles

    8th February 2018

    A clampdown on diesel vehicles could result in the UK missing European environmental targets, according to a new warning issued by a vehicle data specialist. Experts from cap hpi, who have authored a new report which looks at the recent…

  • More than 100 hauliers caught cheating on emissions

    More than 100 hauliers caught cheating on emissions

    8th February 2018

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced over 100 haulage operators were found to have trucks fitted with emissions cheat devices at roadside checks between August and November 2017. Officers searched 3735 HGVs across five locations, where 293…

  • Drivers warned of new ANPR cameras on weight-restricted A415 bridge

    Drivers warned of new ANPR cameras on weight-restricted A415 bridge

    19th October 2017

    Truckers are being warned Oxfordshire County Council is installing new ANPR cameras to catch and fine any drivers of vehicles over 18 tonnes MGW found crossing a medieval bridge on A415. Oxfordshire County Council is installing new numberplate recognition cameras to…

  • Trucking Live 2017

    Trucking Live 2017

    17th October 2017

    Our second Trucking Live event to be held at the Oswestry Showground in Shropshire over the weekend of September 23-24 was a roaring success – and we were incredibly impressed with the standard of vehicles that turned up to represent the…