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  • FTAI share opinion on 2020 budget
    14 October 2019
    FTAI share opinion on 2020 budget

    Officials speaking on behalf of FTAI claim the 2020 budget isn’t radical enough to convince businesses to further reduce carbon footprints – speaking on behalf of the sector in Ireland, FTAI claims more can be done to convince hauliers to carry out change and improve the environment.

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  • FTAI share opinion on 2020 budget
    14 October 2019
    FTAI share opinion on 2020 budget

    Officials speaking on behalf of FTAI claim the 2020 budget isn’t radical enough to convince businesses to further reduce carbon footprints – speaking on behalf of the sector in Ireland, FTAI claims more can be done to convince hauliers to carry out change and improve the environment.

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  • Brexit cannot affect traffic on major roads in/out of Port of Tilbury
    09 October 2019
    Brexit cannot affect traffic on major roads in/out of Port of Tilbury

    As the Brexit deadline draws closer, many have addressed concerns to Essex County Council that major roads in/out of ports in Essex must not be effected in the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit. Having been urged to ensure that many commuters’ routes to work are not impacted in the wake of October 31st, Essex County Council elaborated on some of the procedures they plan to carry out to ensure the public roads are not congested due to the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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  • Why there is no need to be Worried About a WTO Brexit
    09 October 2019
    Why there is no need to be Worried About a WTO Brexit

    Having operated a number of leading logistics businesses ranging from handling operations to large haulage companies within one of the major sea ports in the UK for over 30 years therefore dealing on a daily basis with imported products from all over the world, including the EU, as well as dealing with exports to Europe and other parts of the world, I can confidently predict that there will not be chaos on 1st November 2019 if the country end up on WTO terms with the EU and that the date and the weeks thereafter will pass almost unnoticed without any major upheaval.

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  • DVSA: new tachograph smart check tech “too costly”
    25 September 2019
    DVSA: new tachograph smart check tech “too costly”

    The DVSA was set to begin frequent Tachograph checks in an effort to prevent drivers from exceeding their authorised hours. These plans could be delayed by years, considering it would also need additional investment in the technology that monitors the tachographs – as well as the time to monitor those drivers. When requested, the DVSA declined to invest in the updates to tech that read smart tachograph data.
     

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  • No-deal Brexit pop-up booths for truckers to cost £9M
    24 September 2019
    No-deal Brexit pop-up booths for truckers to cost £9M

    The UK Government is expecting to pay over £9 mil to offer many pop-up advice centres for drivers around the nation. The costs reached £1mil over the estimated amount. These costs are expected to allow for better detail on the specifics of a no-deal Brexit for businesses and some of the updated terns of trade they could expect to face. This would also be beneficial for other members of industries, to get an idea of how Brexit will alter their daily business operations.

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  • Firms with a history of bridge impacts could face significant costs
    20 September 2019
    Firms with a history of bridge impacts could face significant costs

    Firms whose vehicles have collided with bridges are set to be addressed by the traffic commissioner, meaning they could face “exceptionally harsh” penalties – due to the amount of money repairing bridges due to HGV impacts costs local councils every year. This is increasingly problematic for members of the haulage sector.

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  • Does an aging workforce mean an unavoidable driver shortage?
    17 September 2019
    Does an aging workforce mean an unavoidable driver shortage?

    Recently, various training schemes have been launched in an effort to combat the driver shortage analysts predict will become an increasing problem in the coming years for many businesses in the country. For waste companies in particular, this could be an increasingly large problem. Which is why many waste firms have invested into the scheme to develop a more permanent work force as many waste companies have begun to rely on agencies to find drivers.

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  • Takeover bid for Eddie Stobart
    10 September 2019
    Takeover bid for Eddie Stobart

    Following recent events as shares were suspended at Eddie Stobart a few weeks ago, the company is likely to face takeover as the chief executive departs the company. Multiple firms have expressed interest, but among those who expressed interest in investing in Stobart’s was DBAY Advisors – who already have a 10% stake in the firm and would majorly benefit from the bid.

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  • FTA host event to tackle labour shortage
    09 September 2019
    FTA host event to tackle labour shortage

    Long delays are expected by over 35% of logistics firms over the next year, according to results from a survey carried out by the FTA – with the labour shortage expected to reach a critical point.

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  • IRHA requests a sensitive approach to Brexit
    04 September 2019
    IRHA requests a sensitive approach to Brexit

    The Irish Road Haulage Association has directed a point to industry bodies along with politicians to set a steady course and handle the Brexit process with as much sensitivity as possible over the next month – in the run up to October 31st, when the UK is expected to leave the EU.

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  • “Lorry mayhem” caused by satnavs according to local councils
    02 September 2019
    “Lorry mayhem” caused by satnavs according to local councils

    Local members of councils are expected to take further action against lorry drivers causing “mayhem” in some small towns and villages, which often experience damage to local property such as bridges – drivers are often directed to these locations by their sat-nav devices.

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  •  AORI automatic allocations were long overdue says RHA
    30 August 2019
    AORI automatic allocations were long overdue says RHA

    In one of the biggest weeks for Brexit since talks began as the country voted to leave the European Union, PM Boris Johnson suspended parliament – an action which had a mixed reception from his peers and the general public alike. For business, this has delivered on even more uncertainty for the coming months in the running up until Brexit.

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  • Eddie Stobart shares suspended as chief departs firm
    23 August 2019
    Eddie Stobart shares suspended as chief departs firm

    At this point, Eddie Stobart has stopped trade in shares as their chief executive has stepped down immediately, while the company researches apparent accounts discrepancies. For shareholders, the company advised the first half of 2019 would be “significantly lower” than initially predicted.

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  • No plans for smart motorway developments on M5
    22 August 2019
    No plans for smart motorway developments on M5

    Highways England have gone on record to say that there are at this point in time no plans to allow drivers to use the hard shoulder of the M5 in an effort to reduce traffic between Somerset or Sedgemoor.

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  • HGV maintenance records must be kept up to standard
    19 August 2019
    HGV maintenance records must be kept up to standard

    The Government are planning on altering the rules and requirements that manage roadworthiness of trucks, giving transport authorities more “teeth” when handling “unscrupulous” operators – one haulage boss confirmed.

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  • UK could face a ban using hands-free devices while on the road
    14 August 2019
    UK could face a ban using hands-free devices while on the road

    During a meeting in Parliament, some ministers are bringing forward suggestions that could lead to ban the use of hands-free mobile devices in all vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles which would have a major implication for lorry drivers who use their hands free devices to keep in touch with their transport manager throughout the day.

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  • Crackdown on truckers in Thurrock Parkway
    13 August 2019
    Crackdown on truckers in Thurrock Parkway

    Local enforcement is taking further action against lorry drivers that park along Thurrock Parkway, while there are a lack of spaces in the area, the drivers who park up across the Parkway are breaking the law. Thurrock Parkway was named as one of the top 10 roads outside of London in which inconsiderate vehicle users are most likely to face fines.

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  • Truckers could face “days without food or toilets” in Brexit No-deal queues
    08 August 2019
    Truckers could face “days without food or toilets” in Brexit No-deal queues

    With the anticipation building up to discover whether the British Government and European Union will reach an agreement in regards to trade in-between the UK and EU, many firms are left anxiously awaiting the outcome to see what kind of an impact Brexit could have onto business and their means of trade on an international scale.

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  • No-deal Brexit border could mean hauliers queue-jumping are fined £300
    06 August 2019
    No-deal Brexit border could mean hauliers queue-jumping are fined £300

    If any haulier decides to jump queues on the border to Brexit – even if they are unaware of the rules they could face being fined by officials. They should expect to face a fine of over £300 if they are caught trying to avoid queues to the border by using shortcuts to the Port or jumping forward in line except in cases of a dire emergency.

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  • RHA urges MP Gove to keep goods flowing across Channel
    31 July 2019
    RHA urges MP Gove to keep goods flowing across Channel

    The RHA has called upon MP Michael Gove to act urgently to ensure that goods can continue to cross borders with free-flow if the country is lead into a “No deal” Brexit.

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  • RHA claims MP Chris Grayling attempted to “silence” them on no-deal Brexit
    30 July 2019
    RHA claims MP Chris Grayling attempted to “silence” them on no-deal Brexit

    Many claims have been raised by members of the haulage industry that Chris Grayling has attempted to “silence” them in regards to their concerns on a no-deal Brexit.

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  • RHA addresses new PM, says borders should remain free flowing after Brexit
    25 July 2019
    RHA addresses new PM, says borders should remain free flowing after Brexit

    This has been a big week for the UK, as Theresa May resigned as Prime Minister, leaving Downing Street for the last time on Wednesday to answer her final PMQs. On Monday, votes were counted as to who would be the next leader for the Conservative party, as well as the new Prime Minister to fill May’s shoes and deliver Brexit that was voted for during the EU referendum in 2016.

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  • In-cab cameras could help prevent distracted truckers
    23 July 2019
    In-cab cameras could help prevent distracted truckers

    A survey was carried out by Commercial Motor among HGV businesses, their survey questioned haulage firms on what some of their biggest issues are for their drivers during shifts. Overall, over 34% of firms (1/3), expressed concerns that their drivers getting distracted while on the road is a big problem and one of their largest worries.

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  • Ferry firms express “no-deal” Brexit concerns
    22 July 2019
    Ferry firms express “no-deal” Brexit concerns

    Ferry companies who cross the English Channel on a regular basis have described their worries and the gridlock the route could face – along with general British ports as lorries might not be allowed to board the ferries across to France, unless they have all of the appropriate paperwork to hand to authorize travel to their destination.

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