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  • 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…

  • DVSA rolls out Earned Recognition Scheme

    DVSA rolls out Earned Recognition Scheme

    22nd May 2018

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced the launch of its new Earned Recognition Scheme, which it said will reward firms who are most focused on ensuring their truck fleets – and the people who drive them –…

  • Tesco Now Recruiting HGV (C+E) Drivers

    Tesco Now Recruiting HGV (C+E) Drivers

    17th May 2018

    We’re looking for HGV Drivers: You will be responsible for: Making sure that customers can buy the products they want, when they want. Ensuing our products reach our stores on time and in good condition. Professionally representing the Tesco brand…

  • Cleaner trucks to cost less in new HGV Levy rules

    Cleaner trucks to cost less in new HGV Levy rules

    20th April 2018

    From February 2019, trucks meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the HGV Road User Levy, according to new rules set out by the government. However, trucks…

  • 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…