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  • Hard border in Ireland “will never ever” come back, says EU Chief
    17 January 2020
    Hard border in Ireland “will never ever” come back, says EU Chief

    During Brexit negotiations, many hauliers across the UK and Ireland were concerned deals going sour could lead to a hard border at customs – which would make the movement of goods much more difficult than previously.

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  • The RHA: The Future of Freight & Going Green
    14 January 2020
    The RHA: The Future of Freight & Going Green

    The RHA released their strategy document, which plans out the coming years for freight and logistics sectors. Environmental issues were at the core of key points during the General Election. The RHA have asked the newly established Government to design a haulage road map for the next few years, offering an explanation of the progress that needs to be made in order to create a zero carbon future for road users.

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  • Flog IT! Episode filmed at London Cruise Terminal airs on BBC1
    07 January 2020
    Flog IT! Episode filmed at London Cruise Terminal airs on BBC1

    Earlier last year, the production team of Flog IT! Set-up location in Tilbury, at the London Cruise Terminal. Many lovers of the show from the local area flocked to see the show in action. This isn’t just any episode, it’s set to be one of the last in the show’s history before the BBC take it off the air as part of their effort to shake-up daytime TV.

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  • Haulage Company experiences growth despite difficult economy
    06 January 2020
    Haulage Company experiences growth despite difficult economy

    At Devon-based haulier: Evans Transport, managed huge success in turnover and pre-tax profits: despite the difficult economy currently taking hold of the UK. In addition to the success, they managed to acquire a Welsh firm to extend their branch by the end of the financial year.

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  • Gender equality in haulage: steering towards the future
    03 January 2020
    Gender equality in haulage: steering towards the future

    In the logistics and supply chain industry, many argue there is a lack of gender equality. There are various factors as to why this could be. Research shows, in the industry, only 25% of senior managers or directors are women.  While there are 315,000 lorry drivers registered in the UK, only 2,200 of those are female. 15% of those are between ages 21-25, showing already more women have interest in getting behind the wheel.

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  • M4 plans will not improve traffic says RHA
    20 December 2019
    M4 plans will not improve traffic says RHA

    The Road Haulage Association has been in contact with the Welsh government and officials, urging them to reconsider their current plans for the future of the M4. They are hoping to reduce congestion on the motorway, allowing for traffic to flow much easier. Officials hope this will be as much benefit to hauliers as it would the rest of the road users who suffer from constant traffic build-up using the M4.

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  • Debating the future of the logistics industry: ITT Hub 2020
    17 December 2019
    Debating the future of the logistics industry: ITT Hub 2020

    Logistics has a huge part to play in Britain’s agriculture. More importantly than ever since the outcome of the referendum and most recent election. Everyone involved in transport is curious what the nation’s next steps will be in establishing a trade deal – with whom and the ways in which the country will benefit.

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  • Mercedes-Benz Actros is 2020 International Truck of the Year
    04 December 2019
    Mercedes-Benz Actros is 2020 International Truck of the Year

    Each year, a truck is awarded the International Truck of the Year. Each Manufacturer contributes some sturdy competition and this year in particular was challenging for judges to pick which vehicle they think is best for HGV drivers. This can drive up sales of the vehicles and add to a manufacturer’s reputation on an international scale.

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  • The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2019
    02 December 2019
    The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour 2019

    Now in its ninth year, the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is back, spreading holiday magic across the UK!

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  • RHA demands consideration for haulage industry
    19 November 2019
    RHA demands consideration for haulage industry

    The RHA has spoken out regarding the upcoming election, stating that if MPs want the support of truckers and other members of the logistics industry, haulage should be at the heart of pledges for transport within their manifestos.

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  • The Unmarked HGV 'Supercab'
    14 November 2019
    The Unmarked HGV 'Supercab'

    50 drivers caught in three days by police's unmarked 'spotter' HGV Supercab!

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  • Make Lorries safer for London cyclists – or face fines!
    12 November 2019
    Make Lorries safer for London cyclists – or face fines!

    Logistic companies which have HGV’s operational in London have but a year to make their lorries safer for cyclists in the capital. Failure to do so will mean facing being fined for vehicles which do not act in accordance with the new regulations.

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  • Another successful year for the logistics sector
    30 October 2019
    Another successful year for the logistics sector

    The logistics industry has been congratulated for keeping Britain trading in spite of difficult political and economic conditions.

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  • Brexit deadline extended, Operation Brock launched in Kent
    28 October 2019
    Brexit deadline extended, Operation Brock launched in Kent

    Following Government talks with the European Union, an agreement has been met to extend the Brexit deadline from October 31st to January 31st. Giving MPs a chance to sort amongst themselves, as well as leave an opening window for a general election should members of the Government agree to proposals for an election this December.

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  • Lorry driver Mo “passed out” when he found 39 bodies in container
    25 October 2019
    Lorry driver Mo “passed out” when he found 39 bodies in container

    Sources claim lorry driver: Mo Robinson, contacted the emergency services when he opened his container to discover 39 deceased within the refrigerator container – describing what he saw, it is reported Mo then passed out. As police arrived at the scene in Purfleet, Mo was held on suspicion of murder and is still under arrest by local law enforcement. While the vehicle and container were seen on Mo’s social media accounts, records show he had only picked up the container 30-40 minutes before his discovery – at which point he contacted the authorities.

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  • Urgency to act over HGV driver shortage
    23 October 2019
    Urgency to act over HGV driver shortage

    In the UK, it is estimated that there is a shortfall of qualified drivers, with the number of unfilled vacancies increasing significantly daily. “The UK haulage industry is currently facing a shortage of between 45k and 50k HGV drivers and we as an industry need to face this challenge head-on”, claims RHA chief executive Richard Burnett.

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  • Wear it pink for breast cancer, even Trucks can
    22 October 2019
    Wear it pink for breast cancer, even Trucks can

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. RoadStars had a chat with driver Kirsty from Maze Logistic Solutions to find out about why her new truck now wears it pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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  • The future is here…
    22 October 2019
    The future is here…

    With the government’s target to reduce carbon emissions and plans to stop the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, it looks as though electric vehicles will be playing a more significant role on our roads. But what does this mean for the haulage industry?

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  • What the agreed Brexit deal means for the logistics industry
    21 October 2019
    What the agreed Brexit deal means for the logistics industry

    During a recent meeting that took place with the European Commission, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was able to reach an agreement for Brexit – meaning for the first time, a deal was agreed between both parties. This would mean there would be no plans for introducing visas for tourists from the EU and this would have no implication for European citizens living within the UK. There is still much uncertainty as to how the value of the pound will be changed.

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  • Stranraer Port Repurpose
    16 October 2019
    Stranraer Port Repurpose

    In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Scottish government has made plans to repurpose Stranraer Lorry Park and its former port. This plan has come about as a result of concerns about the flow of traffic between Northern Ireland and the UK if there is to be no deal.  Plans like the one involving Stranraer have been made in parts of England for emergency lorry parking in the event of goods delays post-Brexit.

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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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