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  • VOSA test timing exercise
    16 January 2013
    VOSA test timing exercise

    In a bid to ensure we have up to date, accurate timings, VOSA has commissioned a work measurement study of Heavy Goods and Public Service Vehicle Annual testing.  The last time VOSA carried out timing exercises was in 2006 and 2008.

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  • “Snow-chaos must be averted” says RHA
    15 January 2013
    “Snow-chaos must be averted” says RHA

    The UK weather outlook for this week is cold and wintery.
     

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  • 14th January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    14 January 2013
    14th January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25
    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 11 January 2013
    Monday 14 January – Sunday 20 January
    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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  • FTA publishes 51st Yearbook of Road Transport Law
    11 January 2013
    FTA publishes 51st Yearbook of Road Transport Law

    The Freight Transport Association has published the 51st edition of its much respected Yearbook of Road Transport Law, the indispensable guide to road transport legislation, which is sponsored by Shell. The Yearbook is designed to keep operators fully aware of all aspects of road transport legislation, is presented in a clear and concise way, and also includes information on other relevant areas, such as employment and health and safety.

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  • 9th January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    09 January 2013
    9th January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 4 January 2013
    Monday 7 January to Sunday 13 January
    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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  • FTA Press Release - FTA Olympics Logistics Legacy heralds work of freight as national success story
    04 January 2013
    FTA Press Release - FTA Olympics Logistics Legacy heralds work of freight as national success story

    The logistics achievements throughout the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been heralded as a ‘national success story’ by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Transport for London (TfL), with teamwork being recognised at the heart of Olympics legacy for the freight industry.

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  • 2nd January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    02 January 2013
    2nd January 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 2 January 2013
    Wednesday 2 January – Sunday 6 January 2013
    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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  • Testing to cease at two VOSA sites
    21 December 2012
    Testing to cease at two VOSA sites

    Although the sites themselves will not close, VOSA has taken the decision to cease testing at its Gillingham and Grantham sites by the end of March 2013. 

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  • UK Hauliers are still the most vital link in the supply chain says RHA
    20 December 2012
    UK Hauliers are still the most vital link in the supply chain says RHA

    The Road Haulage Association is encouraged to note from the figures published today by the Department for Transport; Transport Statistics 13 December 2012 that despite the economic downfall suffered by both business and households in 2011, the number of registered heavy goods vehicles operating on UK roads fell by only 5,600.

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  • Green light for Mayor's plan to double London road spending
    19 December 2012
    Green light for Mayor's plan to double London road spending

    The 10 year Business Plan set out by the Mayor of London has been approved by the Transport for London board.

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  • Consultation on Red tape challenge
    18 December 2012
    Consultation on Red tape challenge

    A package of measures promised as part of the Red Tape Challenge were launched for consultation by Roads Minister Stephen Hammond last week.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 17 December – Sunday 23 December 2012
    17 December 2012
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 17 December – Sunday 23 December 2012

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 14 December 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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  • Solar powered cat’s eyes on the M6
    14 December 2012
    Solar powered cat’s eyes on the M6

    A £390,000 Scheme to light up lanes on the M6 with solar-powered cat’s eyes has now been completed.

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  • THINK! Don’t drink drive this Christmas
    13 December 2012
    THINK! Don’t drink drive this Christmas

    Issuing fresh new warnings over drink driving, THINK! and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) are joining forces this Christmas.

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  • Cancellation of 3p per litre fuel duty increase is a good start says FTA
    12 December 2012
    Cancellation of 3p per litre fuel duty increase is a good start says FTA

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cancel January's 3p per litre fuel duty increase, but is disappointed that he did not go further and abandon all planned rises before the next election and move to reduce fuel duty by 3p a litre.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December
    10 December 2012
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 7 December 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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  • DVLA claims Digi-card problem has been resolved
    07 December 2012
    DVLA claims Digi-card problem has been resolved

    The problem that saw digital tachograph cards start to collectively fail in March has been solved claims DVLA.

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  • RHA increases support for Parliamentary Freight group
    05 December 2012
    RHA increases support for Parliamentary Freight group

    The Road Haulage Association is pleased to announce its plan to fund the appointment of a member of staff to support the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport.

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  • Time to check your licensing status
    04 December 2012
    Time to check your licensing status

    Experts are warning that there are likely to be O-licence losses following unreturned Transport Manager Questionnaires.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 3 December to Sunday 9 December
    03 December 2012
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 3 December to Sunday 9 December

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 3 December 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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  • Road improvements news welcomed by FTA
    30 November 2012
    Road improvements news welcomed by FTA

    The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed news that the Government is to introduce major improvements to the way road schemes are planned and built.

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  • Do you know the legal tyre tread depth?
    29 November 2012
    Do you know the legal tyre tread depth?

    Although 92% of drivers check their tyres before each new journey they make, only 38% of LGV drivers know the correct minimum legal tread depth for their truck’s tyres.

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  • Reduce fuel duty and kick-start the economy, FTA tells MPs
    28 November 2012
    Reduce fuel duty and kick-start the economy, FTA tells MPs

    Last week saw The Freight Transport Association at the House of Commons participating in a 'Select Committee' style inquiry in the latest campaigning exercise carried out by the All-Party Group on Fair Fuel, to highlight the impact of January's planned fuel duty increase.

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  • DVLA warns motorists to check the Certificate of Entitlement for a personalised registration number
    27 November 2012
    DVLA warns motorists to check the Certificate of Entitlement for a personalised registration number

    DVLA is today warning motorists to check the Certificate of Entitlement (V750) when purchasing a personalised registration (number plate) from a private seller after 900 blank certificates were stolen.

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  • 26th November 2012 summary of roadwork for M25
    26 November 2012
    26th November 2012 summary of roadwork for M25

    Weekly summary of roadwork for M25
    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 23 November 2012
    Monday 26 November to Sunday 2 December

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