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  • RHA welcomes Prime Minister’s fuel duty pledge
    26 April 2013
    RHA welcomes Prime Minister’s fuel duty pledge

    While applauding the Prime Minister’s pledge to “keep going” to block future fuel duty rises, the Road Haulage Association is still, as one of the original backers of the hugely successful campaign group FairFuelUK, committed to finding a permanent solution to the thorny issue of high fuel prices.
     

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  • M6 Toll free for RHA Members during July
    25 April 2013
    M6 Toll free for RHA Members during July

    The Road Haulage Association is pleased to announce that negotiations with M6 Toll road operator Midland Expressway have resulted in an exclusive deal for RHA members to use the road free-of-charge during the month of July.

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  • Planned roadworks in and around M25
    24 April 2013
    Planned roadworks in and around M25

    Weekly summary for Monday HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 19 April 2013
    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 19 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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  • £98 million to reduce road congestion and boost local economies
    23 April 2013
    £98 million to reduce road congestion and boost local economies

    The Highways Agency is to deliver a further 58 schemes to boost the economy, reduce congestion and improve safety in the third, and final, stage of its pinch point programme.

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  • Eurotunnel: no more roofless freight shuttles
    22 April 2013
    Eurotunnel: no more roofless freight shuttles

    Following delays caused by debris coming off trucks during a trial which began last year, the use of roofless freight shuttles has been ruled out by Eurotunnel after the debris interfered with equipment, leading to disruption.

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  • RHA to fund intern for All Party Parliamentary Freight Group
    19 April 2013
    RHA to fund intern for All Party Parliamentary Freight Group

    CV Show 2013 represents another landmark in the Road Haulage Association’s efforts to get closer to the decision makers who, in effect, have responsibility of keeping UK hauliers on the road. 

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  • Getting ready for growth despite the tough times, says FTA Logistics Report
    18 April 2013
    Getting ready for growth despite the tough times, says FTA Logistics Report

    The Logistics Report 2013, reviewing the state of the logistics sector over the past 12 months, was launched this morning (Thursday 18 April) during a breakfast meeting at the House of Commons hosted by Andrew Bridgen MP. The report brings together research and analysis from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and PwC, and was presented by FTA’s Chief Executive Theo de Pencier.

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  • Drivers' hours and working time rules temporarily relaxed for LPG deliveries
    16 April 2013
    Drivers' hours and working time rules temporarily relaxed for LPG deliveries

    Due to a shortage of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) the Deprtment for Transport (DfT)has temporarily relaxed usual drivers’  hours and working time rules.  It will, however, only apply to LPG deliveries to domestic, agricultural and industrial premises – including deliveries between refineries and distribution depots in the UK.

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  • 15th April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    15 April 2013
    15th April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 12 April 2013
    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 April but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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  • FTA Ireland supports operator licensing for all to improve road safety
    12 April 2013
    FTA Ireland supports operator licensing for all to improve road safety

    FTA Ireland (FTAI), which is committed to improving road safety standards, has welcomed the inclusion of specific key actions following the launch last week by transport minister Leo Varadkar of the Road Safety Strategy for 2013-2020.

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  • RHA looks to give parliamentary freight group more prominence
    11 April 2013
    RHA looks to give parliamentary freight group more prominence

    With an intern for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport beginning his work last week, RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “One of the reasons we have funded this staff member is that we want the group to be more active, and give the freight sector a more prominent role in parliament.”

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  • TCs should be tougher on pre-packs and CVAs, Trucking Britain reveals
    10 April 2013
    TCs should be tougher on pre-packs and CVAs, Trucking Britain reveals

    Results from March’s Trucking Britain survey have revealed that many hauliers believe the traffic commissioners (TCs) should take a tougher stance on companies that complete a pre-pack administration or company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

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  • HGV drivers to get increase in overnight subsistence rates
    09 April 2013
    HGV drivers to get increase in overnight subsistence rates

    The Road Haulage Association welcomes the news that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is to increase the Drivers’ Overnight Subsistence Allowance for the drivers of heavy goods vehicles.

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  • 8th April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    08 April 2013
    8th April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April
    Highways Agency
    A traffic management summary for both new and ongoing work

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  • 3rd April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    03 April 2013
    3rd April 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 2 April 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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  • RHA welcomes MPs’ comments on land transport security
    29 March 2013
    RHA welcomes MPs’ comments on land transport security

    The Road Haulage Association welcomes the Transport Select Committee’s report on land transport security, which is in tune with the evidence submitted by the Association.
     

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  • Vosa to simplify LGV roadworthiness test
    28 March 2013
    Vosa to simplify LGV roadworthiness test

    The annual LGV roadworthiness test is under plan to be simplified by VOSA by stopping measuring exhaust smoke opacity which will in turn reduce the need to jack up front axles to check wheel-play.

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  • Traffic Commissioner warns on rented transport managers
    27 March 2013
    Traffic Commissioner warns on rented transport managers

    Richard Turfitt, The East of England Traffic Commissioner has reminded operators and CPC holders not to allow third parties to act as brokers in the appointment of transport managers.  Doing so carries risks to licences and personal repute.

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  • Decision on fuel duty is a missed opportunity, says FTA
    26 March 2013
    Decision on fuel duty is a missed opportunity, says FTA

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Chancellor's decision to cancel the fuel duty rise planned for 1 September, but has expressed disappointment that the pleas of industry and consumers to reduce fuel duty have been ignored.

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  • 25th March 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    25 March 2013
    25th March 2013 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 22 March 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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  • Industry reveals growing appetite for apprentices
    22 March 2013
    Industry reveals growing appetite for apprentices

    Skills for Logistics (SfL) has revealed a 29% leap in apprentices joining road transport businesses in England.

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  • RHA FTA Fuel Card – making every penny count
    21 March 2013
    RHA FTA Fuel Card – making every penny count

    Since its launch on Friday 1 March, members of the Road Haulage Association and Freight Transport Association have had exclusive access to discounted fuel through a new joint venture with The Fuelcard Company.

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  • Urgent investment needed into crumbling road network
    20 March 2013
    Urgent investment needed into crumbling road network

    According to the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey of councils published last week, one in five local roads in England and Wales are in poor condition.

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  • Mayor's cycling vision a good idea – but must leave room for traffic to flow, says FTA
    19 March 2013
    Mayor's cycling vision a good idea – but must leave room for traffic to flow, says FTA

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's cycling vision and plan to create a 'Crossrail for the bike' was welcomed overall by the Freight Transport Association today, with the announcement of improved cycling infrastructure being seen as good news by the association, which did however call on Mr Johnson not to forget the freight industry in his plans.

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  • 18th March 2013 summary of roadworks for M25
    18 March 2013
    18th March 2013 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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