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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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  • UK Driving Licence could become invalid in the EU after Brexit
    14 September 2018
    UK Driving Licence could become invalid in the EU after Brexit

    Following Brexit, drivers could be required to apply for international driving permits if they plan to drive in European countries if a no-deal Brexit occurs in March 2019. This would have an impact for traders, tourists as well as British nationals living in in a European country.

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  • Street Manager System could SAVE Britain’s roads
    05 September 2018
    Street Manager System could SAVE Britain’s roads

    The government has unveiled a plan which will support drivers in efforts to avoid traffic, delays and roadworks. 

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  • Warehouse Exchange Breaking News!
    03 September 2018
    Warehouse Exchange Breaking News!

    Returnloads Warehouse Exchange About to break through the 3,000 Member Level

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  • More Brexit uncertainty for hauliers
    31 August 2018
    More Brexit uncertainty for hauliers

    The Road Haulage Association have raised for international hauliers as a no-deal Brexit starts to seem inevitable. 

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  • Heavy Goods Vehicles lose access to Sheffield Roads
    21 August 2018
    Heavy Goods Vehicles lose access to Sheffield Roads

    Lorries will face a ban from four roads within Sheffield as the local council sketched appropriate areas for HGV across the city.

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  • HGV registrations for Q2 2018 fall 10%
    16 August 2018
    HGV registrations for Q2 2018 fall 10%

    Figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) states that truck sales within the UK have fallen by just under 10%, at 10,670 registrations in Q2 of 2018.

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  • Calais region president frustrated as EU moves to cut French ports from a post-Brexit trading route
    07 August 2018
    Calais region president frustrated as EU moves to cut French ports from a post-Brexit trading route

    An updated EU plan is to exclude ports in France from updated shipping routes which would link Ireland with the continent is considered “scandalous and unacceptable” by the Northern French president.

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  • “Plague of potholes” to be investigated by Transport Committee
    06 August 2018
    “Plague of potholes” to be investigated by Transport Committee

    Do you often find your journey disrupted by the annoyance of potholes in the roads? The Transport Select Committee is investigating potholes across the UK’s road network, researching as to whether there is a permanent solution for the country’s currently increasing concerns which funding for roads would be better invested in.

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  • Government changes Blue Badge parking permits to support “hidden disabilities”
    02 August 2018
    Government changes Blue Badge parking permits to support “hidden disabilities”

    The government have recently updated their disabled parking scheme, meaning those with “hidden disabilities” such as mental health conditions will now be able to access disabled parking spaces if they apply for a blue badge. While some consider this a progressive step for those with mental disabilities, others are concerned it will decrease the amount of spaces available for those who are physically disabled.

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  • UK haulage industry – no deal, no jobs, no food
    01 August 2018
    UK haulage industry – no deal, no jobs, no food

    On Tuesday 24 July, MPs in the House of Commons often repeated ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ while discussing the terms of Brexit.
    However, where those of the RHA (Road Haulage Association) are concerned, which now consists of over 7000 members, this could prove to be problematic for the haulage industry. The RHA’s members represent almost 50% of the UK’s 496,000 HGV drivers, as well as the UK haulage industry as a whole, while Brexit talks continue, they explain that the concept of a Brexit without a trade deal could be a catastrophe for UK trade as a whole.  

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  • DHL solar panels will save fuel and reduce C02
    31 July 2018
    DHL solar panels will save fuel and reduce C02

    DHL’s “Mission 2050: Zero Emissions” initiatives are now underway, set to build towards a better tomorrow for the environment while working within the logistics industry. While these seemingly impossible targets to be met, DHL hope to complete the objective of disposing of logistics-related emissions entirely.

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  • Temperatures could exceed highest on record
    27 July 2018
    Temperatures could exceed highest on record

    The Met Office have issued a warning for scorching heat causing travel chaos as well as thunderstorms expected which could break the UK’s current heatwave. Temperatures could exceed the highest recorded in the UK which is currently 38.5C which was recorded in Kent in 2003.

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  • Floating bulk terminal welcomed to the Port of Tilbury
    24 July 2018
    Floating bulk terminal welcomed to the Port of Tilbury

    The floating, multipurpose bulk terminal Vesper was placed at the Port of Tilbury as part of an agreement set to last 4 years between the firms of SMT Shipping and CSL Group who reached the agreement with London Container Terminal and Cemineral.

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  • New cabinet formed following resignations, industry leaders express concern for Brexit
    11 July 2018
    New cabinet formed following resignations, industry leaders express concern for Brexit

    Following the resignation of both the Secretary of Brexit and the Foreign Secretary, the new cabinet members have met for the first time to discuss the Brexit strategy, with many MPs believing that this has left the government in crisis. This has massively increased concern for members of the trade industry, while confidence was dwindling for Brexit, MPs and executives alike now feel concerned for the future of the country. With no sign of a secure trade deal in sight.

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  • Firms at “boiling point” regarding Brexit
    06 July 2018
    Firms at “boiling point” regarding Brexit


    The Prime Minister has been issued a warning that many firms are starting to lose their trust and patience with the lack of information being given on Brexit, over two years after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
    The BCC (British Chambers of Commerce) have pleaded with members of parliament to end their disagreements and debates and work towards resolving what is most important for the country: answering questions over taxes, tariffs, customs and regulation.
    The group interrupted debates as the Prime Minister prepares to act as host for a meeting that is expected to give updates on the situation to Chequers later this week, many are hoping negotiations will be agreed upon during this event.
    The BCC’s concern expresses how many major firms are feeling about the progress of updates on Brexit less than a year before Britain is set to leave the EU. According to reporters, Foreign secretary Boris Johnson responded stating: “F*** business”
    The director-general of the BCC, Adam Marshall, explained that the lack of decision making has ultimately resulted in business investment reaching a standstill for the nation.
    Speaking on the matter, he states
    He said: "Over the past two years, businesses have been patient.
    "We have supported the Government's drive to seek the best possible deal for the UK economy. Now, with the time running out ahead of the UK's exit from the EU, business patience is reaching breaking point.
    "Businesses have every right to speak out when it is abundantly clear that the practical questions affecting the competitiveness of their firms and the livelihoods of millions of people remain unanswered.
    "With less than nine months go to until Brexit day, we are little closer to the answers businesses need than we were the day after the referendum. It's time for politicians to stop the squabbling and the Westminster point-scoring - and start putting the national economic interest first."
    The BCC argued that firms had clarity on only two of 23 key Brexit questions it had compiled.

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  • Frustration over delay of HGV weight limit on narrow village lane
    27 June 2018
    Frustration over delay of HGV weight limit on narrow village lane

    Local residents in a historic village within Suffolk have found themselves in an annoyance regarding a HGV limit set to be put in place to stop lorries travelling through this route. Suffolk County Council approved a limit of 7.5 tonnes on Water Lane in Lavenham in 2017, but with no action taken, villagers are demanding for a faster response. 

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  •  DVSA must do more to find and keep HGV testers for MOTs
    26 June 2018
    DVSA must do more to find and keep HGV testers for MOTs

    During last week DVSA pledged to recruiting further MOT testers to settle the widely discussed shortfall following pressure from industry groups and operators who forced officials to take action.

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  • No-deal Brexit, no EU entry for UK hauliers?
    25 June 2018
    No-deal Brexit, no EU entry for UK hauliers?

    When Britain leaves the EU on the 29th of March 2019, if no deal has been reached this could bring hauliers from the UK travelling to Europe the day after to a complete standstill according to James Hookham, the deputy chief executive of the FTA (Freight Transport Association).

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  • Truckers lack parking spaces across the UK
    22 June 2018
    Truckers lack parking spaces across the UK

    Publishing a national survey, the Department for Transport has revealed the level of overnight demand for truck parking in the UK and compared it with the amount of spaces available.

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  • Audi CEO Rupert Stadler under arrest during emissions scandal investigation
    21 June 2018
    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler under arrest during emissions scandal investigation

    Rupert Stalder, Audi CEO was taken under arrest early on Monday morning while in Germany. This is following concerns that he was hiding evidence on the firm’s emissions test cheating controversy. Audi are a manufacturing wing of Volkswagen and have been cautiously involved in a case regarding their vehicles’ emission levels, which are significantly higher levels being emitted from their vehicles rather than other models.

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