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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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  • 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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  • The Green Party recommends removing the presumption of innocence for HGV drivers when involved in accidents with cyclists
    14 April 2015
    The Green Party recommends removing the presumption of innocence for HGV drivers when involved in accidents with cyclists

    The ‘Green Party’ leader, Natalie Bennett has publicly recommended removing the presumption of innocence of HGV drivers when collisions occur with cyclists.

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  • HGV levy raises more than £44m
    09 April 2015
    HGV levy raises more than £44m

    The HGV levy which was put in to action in April 2014 has now raised more than £44m from foreign HGVs using the UK roads.

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  • Ultra low emission grant extended & £4m funding towards gas refueling points for HGVs
    01 April 2015
    Ultra low emission grant extended & £4m funding towards gas refueling points for HGVs

    Transport Minister announces extension of their 'Ultra-low emission plug-in van grant' & £4m funding towards early deployment of gas refueling stations for HGVs.

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  • UKIP pledge to scrap Driver CPC
    24 March 2015
    UKIP pledge to scrap Driver CPC

    UKIP pledge to scrap the EU’s controversial ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’.

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  • UK road congestion at its worst level for 10 years
    18 March 2015
    UK road congestion at its worst level for 10 years

    The FTA have released their ‘Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS) which reveals that congestion on UK roads is at its worst level in over 10 years.

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  • FTA driver crisis summit gets a lot of attention
    16 March 2015
    FTA driver crisis summit gets a lot of attention

    Solving the HGV driver shortage was the sole agenda of at the FTA’s one day ‘Driver Crisis Summit’ an event that seems to have attracted a lot of interest and was oversubscribed

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  • Limit motorways to 60mph says EIC
    06 March 2015
    Limit motorways to 60mph says EIC

    A 60mph speed restriction on motorways and dual carriageways is one of the needed policies for the next government to help tackle the UK air pollution problems according to the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).

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  • Haulage rates remain low over the last 3 years
    04 March 2015
    Haulage rates remain low over the last 3 years

    Road haulage rates have barley risen over the last three years according to recent data released from the Office for National Statistics.
     

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  • RHA & FTA meet with Treasury to discuss HGV driver shortage
    26 February 2015
    RHA & FTA meet with Treasury to discuss HGV driver shortage

    A meeting to discuss the 'driver shortage crisis' between Treasury officials and haulage industry representaitives from the FTA and RHA went ahead last Friday.

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  • RHA to meet with treasury to discuss the driver shortage
    17 February 2015
    RHA to meet with treasury to discuss the driver shortage

    Following on from a meeting about the HGV driver shortage last month between executives from the FTA and Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, it is now the turn of the RHA, who has now been called to meet with Treasury officials next Friday.

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