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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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  • Michelin rolls out new truck tyre
    04 October 2012
    Michelin rolls out new truck tyre

    Michelin has continued the roll-out of its new truck and coach tyre.

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  • 2012 HGV and PSV Inspection Manual
    03 October 2012
    2012 HGV and PSV Inspection Manual

    Changes to the Consolidated Heavy Goods Vehicle and Passenger Service Vehicle inspection manuals will come into effect from 1 October 2012.

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  • FTA launches Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards
    02 October 2012
    FTA launches Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards

    The inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards, developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry, have been launched by the Freight Transport Association.

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  • A happy day for hauliers, says RHA
    01 October 2012
    A happy day for hauliers, says RHA

    The news that the Government intends to go ahead with plans to introduce a charging system whereby foreign operators pay to use UK roads gets the thumbs up from the Road Haulage Association.

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  • Finalist in 2011 Business awards
    21 May 2012
    Finalist in 2011 Business awards

    Returnloads.Net has qualified as a finalist in the very prestigious 2011 local business awards in two categories. Up against very stiff competition from hundreds of businesses in the district Returnloads.Net has been singled out as providing an industry leading innovative business solution.

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  • Teaming with 24X to provide extra features for all
    21 May 2012
    Teaming with 24X to provide extra features for all

    Returnloads.Net is proud to announce that it has teamed up with 24X, the UK's No. 1 SMS service for business, to provide all their members access to quick, easy, and cost effective SMS notifications straight from the site.

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  • Busiest freight exchange launches Euro site
    21 May 2012
    Busiest freight exchange launches Euro site

    Returnloads.Net now supports Europe with it’s award winning freight haulage exchange at www.eurloads.net. Free for all UK members, this means that you can post loads and vehicles in and out of 37 countries Europe wide. Set up in 6 languages using the tried, tested and trusted Returnloads.Net formula.
     

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