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  • Petrol prices to fall to below £1.00 in the new year
    17 December 2014
    Petrol prices to fall to below £1.00 in the new year

    Petrol prices could soon be seen at below £1 a litre thanks to the plummeting price of oil. This would be the lowest pump price in over 5 years.

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  • EU agrees to safer and cleaner truck designs but not until 2022
    12 December 2014
    EU agrees to safer and cleaner truck designs but not until 2022

    The European Union has agreed to new regulations on truck dimensions to allow for the design of more fuel efficient and safer heavy goods vehicle's.

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  • Highways Agency sets out strategic business plan for Uk road network
    11 December 2014
    Highways Agency sets out strategic business plan for Uk road network

    Highways Agency sets out there strategic business plan detialing spending and delivery targets for the Governments £15b strategic road network.

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  • LNG fuel unlikely to be fuel of choice for Europe
    05 December 2014
    LNG fuel unlikely to be fuel of choice for Europe

    LNG fuel is unlikely to become the choice of fuel in Europe for road freight companies, according to delegates at the NGV Europe Conference.

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  • The complete list of UK roads that will benefit from £15b Government plan
    02 December 2014
    The complete list of UK roads that will benefit from £15b Government plan

    George Osbourne is to announce a £15billion plan to upgrade and improve the road infrastructure across the UK. Here is the complete list of UK roads which will benefit from the £15billion government funds

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  • Speed limit increased on dual carriageways for HGV's
    01 December 2014
    Speed limit increased on dual carriageways for HGV's

    HGV speed limit increased from 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways after government consultation. All HGV's weighing more than 7.5 tonnes will be able to travel at 60mph from April 2015.

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  • Two illegal diesel operations dismantled by HMRC
    27 November 2014
    Two illegal diesel operations dismantled by HMRC

    HM Revenue and Customs has successfully raided and dismantled two suspected diesel laundering plants operating in the UK, one in Thurrock and the other in Merseyside.

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  • Report shows Poland are the leading international road haulage country
    21 November 2014
    Report shows Poland are the leading international road haulage country

    Poland cements their position as the leading international road haulage country. A recent report published by France's CNR shows the top ten EU states for international road haulage.

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  • Get your Christmas shopping now, warns the Transport Secretary
    14 November 2014
    Get your Christmas shopping now, warns the Transport Secretary

    Everyone should get their Christmas shopping done as quickly as possible as there are real fears that the lorry driver shortage will disrupt deliveries across the UK over the Christmas period.

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  • The industry calls for an enquiry into fuel pricing.
    07 November 2014
    The industry calls for an enquiry into fuel pricing.

    FairFuelUk along with one million UK supporters, which include the Road Hualage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), have called upon Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, to set up an Office of Fair Trading enquiry into the pricing process at the pumps

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  • Labour Supports Out of Hours Deliveries
    06 November 2014
    Labour Supports Out of Hours Deliveries

    Labour has signalled its support for out of hours deliveries, saying that smarter management of the British road network is one of their priorities when it comes to transport.

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  • Foreign HGV Tax Making More Than Expected
    24 October 2014
    Foreign HGV Tax Making More Than Expected

    The recently introduced taxation on HGV’s coming to the UK from foreign countries could make more than double the amount the government first expected, according to Treasury figures.

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  • France Backs Down & Suspends New HGV Tax
    10 October 2014
    France Backs Down & Suspends New HGV Tax

    It has been announced that the French Ministry Of Transport will suspend the proposed HGV road tax indefinitely.

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  • French Lorry Drivers To Hold Protest Over Hefty Fines For Illegal Immigrants
    03 October 2014
    French Lorry Drivers To Hold Protest Over Hefty Fines For Illegal Immigrants

    Fed up HGV drivers are planning a fully fledged protest against hefty immigration fines.
    Hundreds of French truckers are expected to head to Folkestone today to demand an end to the steep £2000 fines which are levied against each migrant that has been brought across the Channel in their vehicles.

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  • New Lorry Designs Could Save Lives
    29 September 2014
    New Lorry Designs Could Save Lives

    A team of researchers at Loughborough University are proposing changes to the design of lorry cabins with the goal of giving drivers increased visibility of the road around them. Ultimately this should reduce the number of deadly accidents that occur involving lorries.

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  • Safety Equipment To Become Compulsory on HGV's
    24 September 2014
    Safety Equipment To Become Compulsory on HGV's

    Labour to make safety equipment compulsory on all HGV's if elected.

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  • ReturnLoads.net featured on SustainableNews.co.uk
    21 August 2014
    ReturnLoads.net featured on SustainableNews.co.uk

    Readers of SustainableNews.co.uk may have seen this week that they done a feature on none other than ReturnLoads.net....

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  • Overtaking cyclists to be banned for truckers
    27 June 2014
    Overtaking cyclists to be banned for truckers

    ReturnLoads.net can report that Truck drivers could be banned from overtaking cyclists

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  • Foreign hauliers target for on-the spot fines consultation
    20 June 2014
    Foreign hauliers target for on-the spot fines consultation

    ReturnLoads.net can report that the latest consultation has been launched, to issue on-the spot fines to drivers who are caught exceeding drivers’ hours rules or fail to pay the HGV road user levy.

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  • Saturn could be reason for improved HGV efficiency
    23 May 2014
    Saturn could be reason for improved HGV efficiency

    ReturnLoads.net can report that a development by the University of Leicester is set to change HGVs navigation systems.

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  • Road haulage carbon emissions
    16 May 2014
    Road haulage carbon emissions

    With the Government highly-focused on reducing the UK’s carbon emission figures, the road haulage industry is coming under more scrutiny than ever.

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  • West Midlands Freight Movements to be improved
    25 April 2014
    West Midlands Freight Movements to be improved

    ReturnLoads.net can report that the West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have taken the step to agree and prioritise their transport targets in a joint venture.

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  • Success of Task Force means end of the road for illegal HGV’s
    17 April 2014
    Success of Task Force means end of the road for illegal HGV’s

    ReturnLoads.net can confirm that after 6 successful months, the Industrial HGV Task Force will continue with its crackdown on illegal trucks.
     

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  • Strong Van Registration Figures Driven by New “14” Number Plate
    11 April 2014
    Strong Van Registration Figures Driven by New “14” Number Plate

    ReturnLoads.net can report that there was a 11.4% growth in commercial vehicle registrations March with vans driving the numbers forward, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

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  • Fee to pay for foreign Hauliers on UK roads.
    07 April 2014
    Fee to pay for foreign Hauliers on UK roads.

    Foreign hauliers will have to pay to use UK roads as the new HGV Road User Levy is introduced from April 1st.

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