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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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  • TLT shortlisted in multimodal category for SHD Logistics Awards
    21 March 2014
    TLT shortlisted in multimodal category for SHD Logistics Awards

    The Logistics Terminal are in the running to win a national multimodal logistics award for theirPortcentric operations.

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  • Petition for Fuel Duty cut is delivered to Downing Street
    14 March 2014
    Petition for Fuel Duty cut is delivered to Downing Street

    ReturnLoads.net can report that a petition calling for fuel duty to be cut by three pence per litre has been delivered to the door of 10 Downing Street ahead of next week’s budget on 19 March.

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  • UK Road Congestion Gets Worse, According to new study
    07 March 2014
    UK Road Congestion Gets Worse, According to new study

    ReturnLoads.net can report that a new survey has ranked the UK's road congestion as the sixth worst amongst 13 European countries while traffic in London has increased the most sharply.

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  • A9'S Higher HGV speed limit trial and cameras.
    21 February 2014
    A9'S Higher HGV speed limit trial and cameras.

    ReturnLoads.net can report that Lorry drivers using the A9 will be allowed to increase their speed from 40 to 50mph on single carriageway stretches on a trial basis next year.

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  • Government says "Get ready for the big road build"
    14 February 2014
    Government says "Get ready for the big road build"

    ReturnLoads.net can report that the Government is calling on the construction industry to get ready for the biggest investment in the UK’s roads since the 1970s.

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  • Business Documents!
    04 February 2014
    Business Documents!

    Today we launched the Business Documents part of our site, something we have been working on for months!

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  • Swedish trial cuts haulage emissions by 30 per cent
    29 January 2014
    Swedish trial cuts haulage emissions by 30 per cent

    A recent project in the Swedish city of Gothenburg has seen haulage trucks reduce their carbon emissions by utilizing more carbon efficient fuel technology.

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  • FTA say Safety Mirrors & Side Guards are not the answer
    24 January 2014
    FTA say Safety Mirrors & Side Guards are not the answer

    ReturnLoads.net can report that the London Councils have launched a public consultation of its proposal that all trucks operating in the capital at night and at weekends should be fitted with side guards & proximity mirrors in a bid to improve cyclist’s safety.

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  • Pledge on lorry parking in Thurrock
    17 January 2014
    Pledge on lorry parking in Thurrock

    ReturnLoads.net can report that after helping move on lorries using the Borough’s new superport parked in his community a Stanford-le-Hope councillor has pledged to be vigilant and is calling on the docks owners and Thurrock Council to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

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  • Truck and Van market hits 5 year high last year
    10 January 2014
    Truck and Van market hits 5 year high last year

    ReturnLoads.net can report vehicle registrations of commercial vehicles hit a five-year high in 2013 according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders released this week.

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  • FTA Say's London HGV Review “A MISSED OPPORTUNITY”
    20 December 2013
    FTA Say's London HGV Review “A MISSED OPPORTUNITY”

    ReturnLoads.net can confirm that the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has questioned London Councils’ reluctance to consider changes to night-time deliveries restrictions.

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  • Hauliers avoid M6 Toll still after 10 years
    12 December 2013
    Hauliers avoid M6 Toll still after 10 years

    ReturnLoads.net can report that this week marks 10 years since the UK's first stretch of toll motorway opened around Birmingham.

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  • On the road to greener transportation with ReturnLoads.net
    06 December 2013
    On the road to greener transportation with ReturnLoads.net

    Online Logistics website & Blog "Manufacturing & Logistics IT" writes about how using ReturnLoads.net is helping road transportation become more environment friendly.

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  • Revoked haulage licences over laundered fuel
    29 November 2013
    Revoked haulage licences over laundered fuel

    ReturnLoads.net can report that the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised the Department of Environment (DoE) Northern Ireland for revoking three freight operator’s road haulage licences for using laundered fuel.

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  • 20% Drop in Haulage Rates according to ONS figures
    22 November 2013
    20% Drop in Haulage Rates according to ONS figures

    According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Road haulage rates fell by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013.

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  • Trucks targeted by TFL over cycle safety
    15 November 2013
    Trucks targeted by TFL over cycle safety

    ReturnLoads.net can report that RHA Director of Policy Jack Semple commented after today’s announcement from Transport for London and the Department for Transport of their intention to target HGVs over the issue of cycle safety in London

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  • Van & Truck Registrations strong for October
    08 November 2013
    Van & Truck Registrations strong for October

    ReturnLoads.net can report that truck registrations soared by almost a third in October, while also strong increases showed in van and overall commercial vehicle numbers also showed strong according to new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed this week.

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  • “ATFs are working well for commercial vehicle operators” Says DfT
    28 October 2013
    “ATFs are working well for commercial vehicle operators” Says DfT

    Here at ReturnLoads.net we can report that the Department for Transport has responded to concerns raised over the privatisation of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs), the independence of Traffic Commissioners and their relationship with the Vehicle Operator Services Agency.

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  • Rogue group of Haulage Operators banned
    18 October 2013
    Rogue group of Haulage Operators banned

    ReturnLoads.net can report a collective group of hauliers who attempted to deceive the authorities by swapping O-licences and vehicles have been prevented from operating by Eastern traffic commissioner (TC) Richard Turfitt 

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