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  • FTA want more incentives for cleaner freight operators
    10 August 2015
    FTA want more incentives for cleaner freight operators

    The Mayor of London could almost instantly improve London’s air quality by introducing incentives such as discounted congestion charging which would be available to the cleanest freight operators, says the FTA.

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  • RHA urges prime minister to visit Calais
    04 August 2015
    RHA urges prime minister to visit Calais

    The RHA urges the prime minister to visit Calais to witness the crisis first hand.

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  • UK haulage industry losing £750,000 a day
    29 July 2015
    UK haulage industry losing £750,000 a day

    The UK haulage industry is losing £750,000 a day because of the problems at Calais. The situation is out of control as 1500 migrants storm the tunnel last night.
     

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  • Is banning lorries in the city the way forward?
    23 July 2015
    Is banning lorries in the city the way forward?

    Banning lorries from using inner city roads during peak hours is not the best solution if the Government want to improve road safety for cyclists according to the FTA.

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  • Motion put forward to force HGVs to use suitable sat-navs
    20 July 2015
    Motion put forward to force HGVs to use suitable sat-navs

    HGVs may be forced to carry commercial sat-nav systems in a motion put forward by Oxfordshire County Council.

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  • North East haulage sector revealed to be transports most financially secure in UK
    15 July 2015
    North East haulage sector revealed to be transports most financially secure in UK

    New regional figures released by insolvency trade body R3 have shown that in the first half of 2015, North East companies across key sectors facing high risk of insolvency has dropped 15%.

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  • Home Secretary Anounces Secure Zone in Calais
    14 July 2015
    Home Secretary Anounces Secure Zone in Calais

    The Home Secreatry announces that a new 'Secure Zone' will be created in Calais to protect lorry drivers.

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  • The haulage industry comments on yesterdays budget
    09 July 2015
    The haulage industry comments on yesterdays budget

    The road transport industry comments on yesterdays budget.

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  • Letter sent to Chancellor to block fuel duty increases
    07 July 2015
    Letter sent to Chancellor to block fuel duty increases

    Letter sent to the Chancellor signed by MPs, industry organisations and millions of motorists pleading him to not increase fuel duty

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  • Government consider banning hands-free phones
    30 June 2015
    Government consider banning hands-free phones

    The Government are considering banning the use of hands-free phones while driving in an efforts to improve road safety.

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  • RHA calls for action on Calais crisis
    25 June 2015
    RHA calls for action on Calais crisis

    Road Haulage Association calls for UK Government to lead EU discussions on Calais amidst the recent chaos caused by the French ferry workers strike.

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  • Samsung look to revolutionize road safety
    22 June 2015
    Samsung look to revolutionize road safety

    Samsung look to revolutionize road safety with their innovative ‘Safety Trucks’.

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  • New safety system at Dartford Crossing
    15 June 2015
    New safety system at Dartford Crossing

    New safety system that identifies restricted HGVs at Dartford Crossing.

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  • CILT publish findings of their driver shortage crisis survey
    09 June 2015
    CILT publish findings of their driver shortage crisis survey

    The CILT publishes their findings on the current driver shortage crisis.

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  • Food shortages predicted in the UK
    03 June 2015
    Food shortages predicted in the UK

    UK supermarkets could soon face a shortage of essential products because illegal immigrants trying to force their way onto lorries at the French port of Calais has brought the UK's food supply chain to the brink of collapse.

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  • Lorry drivers avoid French ports because of fear
    27 May 2015
    Lorry drivers avoid French ports because of fear

    UK lorry drivers are avoiding Calais because illegal immigrants are trying to force their way in to their vehicles.

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  • Protests from road haulage industry force EC to act
    20 May 2015
    Protests from road haulage industry force EC to act

    The European Commission has begun legal action against Germany in response to their continuous application of the country’s new minimum wage law to international truck drivers following widespread protests from the road haulage industry.

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  • Petition to Improve lorry driver toilet facilities underway
    19 May 2015
    Petition to Improve lorry driver toilet facilities underway

    Online petition aimed at the Department of transport has been started to improve minimum standards of lorry driver toilet facilities.

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  • RHA & FTA election reaction
    13 May 2015
    RHA & FTA election reaction

    RHA and FTA have announced their requirements of the new Conservative government.

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  • Foreign HGV accidents on motorways increase by 14%
    07 May 2015
    Foreign HGV accidents on motorways increase by 14%

    Recent figures show nearly 1,100 motorway crashes last year involved foreign HGVs, an increase of 14% when compared to figures from 2012.

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  • First self-driving HGV hits the road
    06 May 2015
    First self-driving HGV hits the road

    The first ever self-driving lorry has now been licensed for commercial use, becoming the largest autonomous vehicle to hit the roads.

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  • EU passes law that requires vehicles to be tracked
    01 May 2015
    EU passes law that requires vehicles to be tracked

    The EU passes a new law so that all new cars and light goods vehicles will have to contain tracking devices that link up and send alerts to the emergency services in the event of an accident.

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  • 20% of HGV operators now use multi-cameras
    29 April 2015
    20% of HGV operators now use multi-cameras

    Recent survey reveals 20% of HGV operators now equip their fleet with multi-cameras following call from FTA.

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  • The future of city road haulage?
    22 April 2015
    The future of city road haulage?

    UK based company have developed a concept whereby freight is distributed across a town or city through a network of underground pipes in an effort to cut down on haulage vehicles in towns and cities.

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  • Conservatives lead haulage industry poll
    16 April 2015
    Conservatives lead haulage industry poll

    Recent poll conducted by the RHA shows the majority of people working within the road haulage industry sees a Conservative government best represents the interests of the industry.

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