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  • 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…

  • Record numbers join truck cartel claim

    Record numbers join truck cartel claim

    6th March 2019

    More than 7800 truck operators have signed up or registered to a cartel claim to secure compensation for firms who paid artificially high prices for their vehicles. The claim – instigated by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and which has…

  • “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…