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  • HGV drivers want out of EU
    02 June 2016
    HGV drivers want out of EU

    Survey shows 84% of UK HGV drivers will be voting 'Out' in the EU referendum.

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  • FTA warn lorry drivers
    27 May 2016
    FTA warn lorry drivers

    FTA warn UK lorry drivers that they may struggle to find fuel near Calais.

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  • Mayor of London reveals new congestion charge plans
    20 May 2016
    Mayor of London reveals new congestion charge plans

    Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, reveals new congestion charge plans for HGV's

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  • Migrant Fines to Hauliers to Reach £60m
    09 May 2016
    Migrant Fines to Hauliers to Reach £60m

    HGV driver migrant fines predicted to increase to over £60m in 2016

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  • RHA dismisses EU allegations
    04 May 2016
    RHA dismisses EU allegations

    RHA have responded to allegations from the EU commission, claiming that the HGV levy in no way violates EU laws

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  • EU Threatens UK Over HGV Levy
    26 April 2016
    EU Threatens UK Over HGV Levy

    Weeks before the Brexit vote: EU threatens legal action against UK HGV Levy

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  • Allegations of IRU Hiding Members Funds
    19 April 2016
    Allegations of IRU Hiding Members Funds

    The IRU has some explaining to do following the allegations that they have over $550 million in member funds hidden away.

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  • ULEZ Could Cost Hauliers £100 a day
    13 April 2016
    ULEZ Could Cost Hauliers £100 a day

    New Ultra Low Emission Zone could cost hauliers £100 per day

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  • Significant Changes Planned For UK Road Network
    07 April 2016
    Significant Changes Planned For UK Road Network

    The UK road network is set to undergo significant changes as Highways England looks to improve traffic flow, reduce congestion and improve breakdown detection through innovation.

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  • Toilets Atrocious Says Transport MP
    04 April 2016
    Toilets Atrocious Says Transport MP

    Women are refusing to become HGV drivers due to the lack of acceptable toilet facilities at depots and truck stocks says transport MP.

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  • Government Consultation to Review Migrant Penalties
    01 April 2016
    Government Consultation to Review Migrant Penalties

    A government consultation to review the penalties imposed on drivers and haulage operators that are found to have illegal migrants aboard their vehicles is currently open.

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  • What happens to haulage if Britain leaves the EU?
    23 March 2016
    What happens to haulage if Britain leaves the EU?

    The question on everyone in the haulage industry’s lips at the moment is will the economy collapse if we exit the EU? 

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  • Hauliers to sue Home office over migrant fines.
    17 March 2016
    Hauliers to sue Home office over migrant fines.

    The Home Office is set to be challenged by haulage firms in court over fines imposed on drivers who, on many occasions unwittingly carry migrants and refugees across the channel hidden in their vehicles

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  • HGV driver training fund ruled out by Government
    07 March 2016
    HGV driver training fund ruled out by Government

    The government has dealt a blow to the haulage industry by ruling out the funding of HGV licence acquisitions, which many were hoping would help ease the UK’s growing driver shortage.

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  • Councils to fine irresponsible HGV drivers?
    04 March 2016
    Councils to fine irresponsible HGV drivers?

    The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned HGV drivers who ignore weight restrictions and drive recklessly, damaging infrastructure and put lives at risk after Councils call for more power impose fines.

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  • HGV Driver Shortage - Driver Survey 2016
    02 March 2016
    HGV Driver Shortage - Driver Survey 2016

    Over a third of HGV drivers feel they are not treated well by the companies they drive for. Returnloads.net survey HGV drivers and find out what their issues are.

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  • Plan proposed for polluting HGV's
    25 February 2016
    Plan proposed for polluting HGV's

    An action plan has been drafted to improve the air quality in a Cornwall Village, after lorry drivers were blamed for causing pollution in the area.

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  • Police fine warning for HGV drivers
    19 February 2016
    Police fine warning for HGV drivers

    Kent police and Highways England are urging long distance lorry drivers to plan their journeys and rest breaks ahead, or face hefty fines if they park on the hard shoulder or motorway slip roads.

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  • Is there a HGV driver shortage or a shortage of appealing jobs?
    10 February 2016
    Is there a HGV driver shortage or a shortage of appealing jobs?

    Is there a shortage of HGV drivers or a shortage of appealing jobs?

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  • DVSA warn haulage companies
    03 February 2016
    DVSA warn haulage companies

    The DVSA have warned that they will ‘pursue and prosecute’ any haulage companies who flout the law after a Shropshire haulage boss was jailed for 8 months for falsifying driver records.

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  • Lower Thames Crossing tunnel backing could benefit haulage industry
    28 January 2016
    Lower Thames Crossing tunnel backing could benefit haulage industry

    Plans for the multi-billion pound road tunnel under the River Thames between Kent and Essex have been unveiled, which could vastly benefit the haulage & courier industry as well as bringing an economic boost to the region.

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  • Relying on foreign drivers could affect the industry long term
    25 January 2016
    Relying on foreign drivers could affect the industry long term

    RHA have warned that relying on foreign HGV drivers could jepardize the long-term stability of the industry.

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  • Female HGV drivers will save £5billion haulage industry
    21 January 2016
    Female HGV drivers will save £5billion haulage industry

    Politicians and Haulage firms strongly believe that by targeting women in their recruitment process will help alleviate Scotland's shortage of drivers

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  • Truck drivers should find another job
    15 January 2016
    Truck drivers should find another job

    The founder of a British charity has angered the haulage industry by claiming lorry drivers who complain about threats and attacks by migrants in Calais should just change jobs.

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  • Hundreds of lorry drivers in breach of driver hours
    04 January 2016
    Hundreds of lorry drivers in breach of driver hours

    Hundreds of lorry drivers found in breach of their driving hours in a year long campaign.

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