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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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  • New drug driving laws that HGV drivers & operators need to be aware of
    10 March 2015
    New drug driving laws that HGV drivers & operators need to be aware of

    HGV drivers and operators will have to be aware of new drug driving laws which includes some prescription medications.

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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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  • Driverless cars set to go out on public roads
    12 February 2015
    Driverless cars set to go out on public roads

    Prototype driverless vehicles are to be tested out on the roads of four major UK cities from next summer, with the government claiming the country is uniquely placed to lead the way in developing the technology.

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  • London to ban HGVs without cyclist safety equipment
    06 February 2015
    London to ban HGVs without cyclist safety equipment

    London to ban HGVs without cyclist safety equipment as the ‘Safer Lorry Scheme’ comes into play this September.

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  • FORS pricing revealed ahead of national roll out
    04 February 2015
    FORS pricing revealed ahead of national roll out

    Details of a new pricing structure for the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has been released by the FORS community Project (FCP) ahead of the national roll out of the truck safety scheme.

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  • EU plan to introduce Europe wide road tolls
    28 January 2015
    EU plan to introduce Europe wide road tolls

    Outrage as the EU propose plans to introduce a 'pay as you drive' road toll scheme across all EU member states.

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  • HGV taskforce issue over 1000 fines
    23 January 2015
    HGV taskforce issue over 1000 fines

    London’s Industrial HGV taskforce, who are responsible for cracking down on unsafe HGV’s, has issued 1,013 fixed penalty notices and taken 47 vehicles off the road since operations began in October 2013.

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  • The issues the industry faces in attracting young HGV drivers
    16 January 2015
    The issues the industry faces in attracting young HGV drivers

    The issues faced in attracting a younger breed of people into the haulage industry, as a way to help solve the HGV driver shortage crisis, has been revealed by the all-party parliament group.

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  • Returnloads.net are finalists for two SHD Awards
    15 January 2015
    Returnloads.net are finalists for two SHD Awards

    We are pleased to announce that Returnloads.net has been revealed as finalists in two categories of the SHD Logistics Awards.

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  • Illegal immigrants put UK food supply at risk
    06 January 2015
    Illegal immigrants put UK food supply at risk

    Lorry loads of fresh food imports coming into the UK are being condemned and going to waste due to migrants sneaking into the trucks in an attempt to enter the UK illegally.

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  • 2% rise in operating costs for HGVs
    19 December 2014
    2% rise in operating costs for HGVs

    The haulage industry sees a 2% increase in HGV operating costs in 2014 according to the RHA's Cost Movement Survey.

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