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  • Highways Agency launches Make Time for Winter campaign
    22 November 2012
    Highways Agency launches Make Time for Winter campaign

    The Highways Agency is encouraging all drivers to prepare for winter journeys with the launch of their ‘Make Time for Winter’ campaign.

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  • Scottish Government launch consultation over drink driving limit
    21 November 2012
    Scottish Government launch consultation over drink driving limit

    The blood alcohol limit for driving in the UK has remained unchanged since 1966. The legal limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath) higher than in most other European countries.

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  • FTA supports possible cancelation on fuel duty increases
    20 November 2012
    FTA supports possible cancelation on fuel duty increases

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the suggestion that the Chancellor George Osbourne may be about to cancel the increase in fuel duty planned for New Year’s Day after acknowledging that fuel duty has now become a mainstream political issue following last week’s Parliamentary debate.

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  • 19th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25
    19 November 2012
    19th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 16 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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  • HMRC increases penalties for illegal red diesel use
    16 November 2012
    HMRC increases penalties for illegal red diesel use

    HMRC’s decision to increase the penalty for unlawful use of red diesel has been welcomed by The Road Haulage Accosciation (RHA).

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  • FTA welcomes long awaited Severn tolls report
    15 November 2012
    FTA welcomes long awaited Severn tolls report

    Following the release of the Welsh government report 'The Impact of the Severn Tolls on the Welsh Economy,' on 5 November, the Freight Transport Association is optimistic that finally there is room for further discussion over the relaxation of tolls at the Severn Crossings, and welcomes the fact that the debate has begun in earnest.

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  • 96 % of Consumers value transport sector
    14 November 2012
    96 % of Consumers value transport sector

    With an overwhelming 96% of consumers agreeing that the road transport sector is important to the UK economy, continuing to improve safety and skills within the sector is of paramount importance.

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  • Department for Transport consults on raising single carriageway A-road LGV speed limits
    13 November 2012
    Department for Transport consults on raising single carriageway A-road LGV speed limits

    The government has revealed plans to increase the speed limit of LGVs to 50mph on single carriageway A-roads

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  • 12th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25
    12 November 2012
    12th November 2012 summary of roadworks for M25

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 9 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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  • Government urged to ring-fence cash from HGV road user levy
    09 November 2012
    Government urged to ring-fence cash from HGV road user levy

    Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ring-fence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector.

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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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