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  • Tyres account for one tank of fuel in five – Michelin claims
    08 November 2012
    Tyres account for one tank of fuel in five – Michelin claims

    In its latest information published to explain the new European tyre labeling regulation that has come into force, tyre manufacturer Michelin confirms the importance of choosing the correct tyre in terms of fuel savings.

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  • Transport Committee to scrutinise Vosa's work
    07 November 2012
    Transport Committee to scrutinise Vosa's work

    The Transport Committee is to conduct an inquiry into the work of Vosa.

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  • FTA welcomes tyre labelling legislation
    06 November 2012
    FTA welcomes tyre labelling legislation

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed new legislation that requires new tyres to be labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise performance.
     

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  • 5th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25
    05 November 2012
    5th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25

    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • The impact of fuel on the economy – face -to-face talks with Treasury
    02 November 2012
    The impact of fuel on the economy – face -to-face talks with Treasury

    Freight Transport Association (FTA) welcomed the opportunity to take part in a face-to-face meeting with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, to discuss the impact of fuel duty on the economy.

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  • Government trial of 80mph speed limit
    01 November 2012
    Government trial of 80mph speed limit

    Individual Police force discretion will be used when the government begins a trial of an 80mph speed limit next year.

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  • Mayor Boris Johnson says no toll for Blackwall Tunnel
    31 October 2012
    Mayor Boris Johnson says no toll for Blackwall Tunnel

    London Mayor Boris Johnson took to Twitter yesterday seemingly dismissing claims that the Blackwall Tunnel linking the east and south-east of the city could be tolled.

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  • Drivers and fleet operators must be prepared for winter says FTA
    30 October 2012
    Drivers and fleet operators must be prepared for winter says FTA

    With winter fast approaching, salt stocks are being replenished, new equipment has been purchased and the Met Office is teaming up with the highway authorities to provide the best possible service in anticipation of the forthcoming winter weather. The message from Freight Transport Association is that drivers and fleet operators must also be prepared for the onslaught of winter.

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  • HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release
    29 October 2012
    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release
     
    Monday 29 October – Sunday 4 November 2012
     
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

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  • North Yorks truckstop gets the green light
    26 October 2012
    North Yorks truckstop gets the green light

    The Road Haulage Association has welcomed news that plans for a new £5 million, state-of-the-art truckstop at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire has at been given the official go-ahead.

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  • £170 million road plans
    25 October 2012
    £170 million road plans

    The Highways Agency is to make 57 vital road improvements to reduce congestion, boost the economy, and improve safety, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

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  • Department for Transport planning to consult on tachograph data downloads
    24 October 2012
    Department for Transport planning to consult on tachograph data downloads

    Plans to extend the time required between tachograph data downloads are on the cards, in an effort to ease the regulatory burden on UK hauliers and remove barriers to growth, reports Commercial Motor magazine.

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  • Google granted a patent for securing, monitoring and tracking cargo shipping containers
    23 October 2012
    Google granted a patent for securing, monitoring and tracking cargo shipping containers

    The patent was granted by The US Patent and Trademark Office and the abstract describes a two-way communication system supported by an electronic bolt, a network gateway, a Web-based platform, and a mobile device.

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  • 22nd October 2012 summary of roadworks for M25
    22 October 2012
    22nd October 2012 summary of roadworks for M25

    Monday 22 October - Sunday 28 October 2012
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Ex-Military personnel to help prevent Logistics skills gap
    19 October 2012
    Ex-Military personnel to help prevent Logistics skills gap

    Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry.

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  • Hard shoulder running planned for M25 in Essex
    18 October 2012
    Hard shoulder running planned for M25 in Essex

    The Highways Agency is planning to convert a second stretch of hard shoulder on the M25 into an extra lane for traffic.

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  • Express route to logistics skills
    17 October 2012
    Express route to logistics skills

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an Express Logistics Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 in conjunction with Hull College, the National Apprenticeship Service, Skills for Logistics .

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  • IRU organises DRIVEN project
    16 October 2012
    IRU organises DRIVEN project

    A series of seminars is being organised by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to discuss actions that will ensure the availability of skilled drivers in a bid to contribute to the sustainable development of road transport.

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  • 15th October summary of roadworks for M25
    15 October 2012
    15th October summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 12 October 2012
    Monday 15 October - Sunday 21 October 2012
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Transport Commissioner congratulates hauliers
    12 October 2012
    Transport Commissioner congratulates hauliers

    London’s Connaught Rooms was the venue for this year’s RHA Annual Lunch where, on 2nd October, members and their guests were pleased to receive a verbal ‘pat on the back’ from Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport for London.

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  • Logistics guild launched by SfL
    11 October 2012
    Logistics guild launched by SfL

    Skills for Logistics (SfL) has started the roll-out of its Logistics Guild and revealed it will be free to join.

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  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has launched its awards scheme for 2013
    10 October 2012
    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has launched its awards scheme for 2013

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has launched its awards scheme for 2013, and firms of all sizes and types from the transport, storage and distribution sector are invited to enter using a new online process.

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  • TOMTOM launch PRO 5150 Truck Live
    09 October 2012
    TOMTOM launch PRO 5150 Truck Live

    TOMTOM claims to have brought professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers with the launch of its PRO 5150 Truck Live with which drivers can navigate throughout Europe on truck friendly routes, avoiding dimensional, weight and hazardous materials restrictions.

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  • HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 8 October 2012
    08 October 2012
    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 8 October 2012

    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25
    Monday 8 October - Sunday 14 October 2012
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work
    The information provided in this report is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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  • RHA welcomes new driver standards framework
    05 October 2012
    RHA welcomes new driver standards framework

    The RHA has said the publication of a new framework document defining the skills, knowledge and understanding required by new truck drivers, by the DSA is a welcome step in formalising the profession and improving its image.

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