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  • London Square Mile set for zero emission zone
    20 November 2018
    London Square Mile set for zero emission zone

    The City of London Corporation has set plans to lower traffic by 50% while making London’s business district the country’s first Zero Emission Zone. Over the course of the next decade the traffic will be lowered by 25%, researchers are hoping to reach 50% by 2044. 

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  • Bridges hit by lorries per-day raised to 5
    16 November 2018
    Bridges hit by lorries per-day raised to 5

    There are said to be an estimated 5 bridge strikes per day on average across the UK, according to research by Network Rail – which is becoming increasingly costly in damages as well as causing delays to train networks across the country.

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  • UK levy could be in place for specific roads
    13 November 2018
    UK levy could be in place for specific roads

    An official of the Treasury spoke with a senior at the Policy Exchange, during which time they discussed the possibility of the Government placing prices for some road usage across the UK, which in turn would raise revenue. Which is in talks of being introduced in an effort to compensate for the loss of fuel duty once diesel/petrol cars are put off-road.

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  • Heinekin plans to stock up on beer in the country before Brexit
    12 November 2018
    Heinekin plans to stock up on beer in the country before Brexit

    If you’re a Heineken lover, fear not for March 2019. The firm has announced they plan to stockpile the alcohol in the country before Brexit takes place. With more booze available within the country, there’ll be less demand for it to be imported which could be problematic depending on the results of Brexit.

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  • Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland agree on borderless terms post-Brexit
    08 November 2018
    Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland agree on borderless terms post-Brexit

    Northern Ireland’s hauliers will maintain freedom of movement to the Republic of Ireland, even if a no-deal Brexit takes place according to the FTA, who applauded the agreed decision. However, they also expressed their concerns for other British operators, stating that other British operators must be addressed considering whether they can still operate without the requirements for additional permits in the Republic of Ireland.

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  • Movement in Europe could become a matter of luck for UK hauliers
    06 November 2018
    Movement in Europe could become a matter of luck for UK hauliers

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling recently went into detail regarding permit plans in a no-deal Brexit scenario. While describing the details, the transport secretary stated that there would be fewer than 4,000 permits available. These permits would fail to cover the estimated 40,000 international hauliers currently operating from the UK.

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  • Ford: Stop signs and traffic lights, a thing of the past
    25 October 2018
    Ford: Stop signs and traffic lights, a thing of the past

    Ford has revealed that they anticipate that with a potential future relying on autonomous cars all linked by a network, the technology could mean the removal of traffic lights and stop signs. Ford predicts there will be “baby steps” before achieving fully autonomous vehicles, one of which could be disposing of traffic lights and stop signs. 

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  • Extension on Brexit transition period “necessary”, according to FTAI
    24 October 2018
    Extension on Brexit transition period “necessary”, according to FTAI

    FTA Ireland officials have stated they would be satisfied with an extension on the Brexit transition period which would mean transport firms and other logistics companies would be able to better prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU. In an extended transition period, better deals will have an opportunity to arise which could ultimately benefit trading through the country on a whole.

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  • PM: Brexit transition period could be extended “a matter of months”
    18 October 2018
    PM: Brexit transition period could be extended “a matter of months”

    There has been much concern in the haulage industry regarding Brexit, where it’s going, what the government’s plans are and how it will impact the movement of goods on an international scale. The meetings between the UK and EU recently have been unable to resolve the concerns regarding a hard border in Northern Ireland if an agreement cannot be met which has caused concern for many involved parties.

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  • John Lewis Go Green
    18 October 2018
    John Lewis Go Green

    John Lewis claim entire fleet will be biomethane powered by 2028


    Retail power house John Lewis has confirmed that their vehicles moving goods will no longer be diesel fuelled by 2028 in an effort to help the environment. With over 500 vehicles moving goods, these would all need to be replaced in favour of trucks that use renewable fuel: biomethane.

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  • LOCAL INDUSTRIAL MATS RETAILER TAKES ON SELFRIDGES IN AWARDS FINAL
    16 October 2018
    LOCAL INDUSTRIAL MATS RETAILER TAKES ON SELFRIDGES IN AWARDS FINAL

    A true David and Goliath battle is brewing in Birmingham this month, as local industrial and commercial floor matting retailer, First Mats gets set to take on iconic department store Selfridges for the prestigious Retailer of the Year award. 

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  • Come and see us at Smarter travel LIVE 2018!
    15 October 2018
    Come and see us at Smarter travel LIVE 2018!

    Smarter Travel LIVE! is Europe's key annual conference, covering mobility trends and issues: new tech, new thinking, new solutions

    We'll be there – we hope to see you there too!

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  • Leeds plans to charge HGV drivers £50 per day for polluting air
    15 October 2018
    Leeds plans to charge HGV drivers £50 per day for polluting air


    A new plan has been put in place to reduce air pollution in the city, these plans would see lorry drivers charged £50 a day for access to the city.

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  • Lower Thames Crossing plans go public - Have your say!
    11 October 2018
    Lower Thames Crossing plans go public - Have your say!

    The plans for another Thames crossing have been on the cards for quite some time in an attempt to combat the build-up of traffic that continuously causes mayhem for drivers using the QE2 bridge, in addition to the heavily criticised dart charge that recently increased in price for some drivers.

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  • Japan PM offers UK Pacific partnership with “open arms”
    08 October 2018
    Japan PM offers UK Pacific partnership with “open arms”

    Japanese PM: Shinzo Abe has stated that a Trans-Pacific partnership deal would be on the table with the UK following Brexit, the PM went on to say the country would be welcomed with “open arms”.

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  • Fuel duty cuts demanded by RHA and FTA
    03 October 2018
    Fuel duty cuts demanded by RHA and FTA

     
    Both the Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association have stated their position on Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s budget statement set to be delivered on the 29th of October. They have called on the chancellor to cut fuel duty during the statement at the end of the month.

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  • PRESS RELEASE - FTA AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018
    03 October 2018
    PRESS RELEASE - FTA AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018

    Returnloads.net & Warehouse Exchange shortlisted in FTA Logistics Awards 2018 

    Returnloads.net & The Warehouse Exchange are celebrating after being named as a finalist in the 2018 FTA Logistics Awards.  The awards, organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group representing all of logistics, celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses.  Returnloads.net has been shortlisted in the ‘Logistics Partner of the Year’ category.

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  • Public outcry as Dartford Crossing charge rises
    02 October 2018
    Public outcry as Dartford Crossing charge rises

    Despite drivers expressing their frustration with the Dartford Crossing as well as a petition to stop charges taking place across the bridge gaining almost 10,000 signatures, the Crossing’s discount offered to drivers will suffer from a decrease from 33% to just 20% which will increase costs for drivers using the bridge.

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  • Immigration proposal bad for haulage, says RHA
    28 September 2018
    Immigration proposal bad for haulage, says RHA

    Speaking on the proposal from Cabinet which suggested imposing updated immigration laws for EU nationals, the RHA felt this change would have a very negative impact for the haulage industry. The Migration Advisory Committee suggested the UK adopt a skills-based system, but this could possibly fail to meet the requirements of UK firms after the UK leaves the EU.

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  • “Permits for international transport could exceed supply” says Government
    25 September 2018
    “Permits for international transport could exceed supply” says Government

    The Department for Exiting the EU have described what a no-deal Brexit could mean for haulage firms, with a considerable impact to a route through the EU that the UK relies on for movement of fresh fruit and veg in and out of the country.
     

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  • Hydrogen HGV unveiled by Hyundai
    24 September 2018
    Hydrogen HGV unveiled by Hyundai

    While there has only been a rendered image to reveal the vehicle, it gives drivers a better idea of what to expect when the vehicle finally goes on sale. The electric motors power the wheels of the HGV directly, making this the first vehicle of its kind provided by Hyundai.
     

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  • Highways England launches “Don’t Be a Space Invader” campaign
    21 September 2018
    Highways England launches “Don’t Be a Space Invader” campaign

    Recent research has revealed one in eight of road accidents are caused by vehicles being too close to the driver ahead of them, this has factored into over 100 deaths or serious injuries every year.

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  • Storm Ali swamps Scotland’s roads
    19 September 2018
    Storm Ali swamps Scotland’s roads

    Areas of Scotland have been hit by severe wind conditions, due to the arrival of Storm Ali in the UK. This has caused traffic chaos, as well as power outages across the country. The storm has also disrupted rail and ferry travel. Winds of 91.7 MPH were recorded across the Tay Road bridge, close to some of Scotland’s heaviest traffic.

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  • UK traffic set to increase 50% by 2050
    18 September 2018
    UK traffic set to increase 50% by 2050

    During the next 35 years, British traffic is predicted to rise by 50%, new research found. Meanwhile, C02 emissions are set to fall by over 80%.

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  • DVSA to combat emissions cheats nationwide
    17 September 2018
    DVSA to combat emissions cheats nationwide

    The DVSA has launched new efforts to catch truckers using AdBlue emissions cheat devices which have forged their vehicle’s emissions in an effort to avoid costs for a vehicle with worse emissions than those going on record. Research showed that there was a lack of compliance across various regions of the UK.

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