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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 4 February to Sunday 10 February
    04 February 2013
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 4 February to Sunday 10 February

    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 4 February to Sunday 10 February
    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 1 February 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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  • Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards
    01 February 2013
    Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards

    The LCRS awards, launched in September will be presented at FTA’s Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference to be held in May with the entry deadline being extended to Friday 22 February, the awards have been developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry along with individual LCRS members attempts also being recognised.

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  • Drivers' hours and tacho convictions fall
    30 January 2013
    Drivers' hours and tacho convictions fall

    With the number of reported drivers’ hours offences dropping by 47% and reported tacho offences falling by 52% since the introduction of graduated fixed penalties in 2009, a spokesman for the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (TCs) said the TCs were pleased to see that Vosa’s legislative changes seemed to be “delivering real improvements in compliance levels.”

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  • DfT temporarily relaxes drivers' hours rules for heating fuel deliveries
    29 January 2013
    DfT temporarily relaxes drivers' hours rules for heating fuel deliveries

    Due to the current wintery weather, the Department for Transport (DFT) has temporary relaxed drivers’ hours and working time rules for drivers delivering heating fuel and will run until 23.59 on Thursday (31 January) but is only applicable to drivers delivering kerosene and gas oil to domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 28 January - Sunday 3 February
    28 January 2013
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 28 January - Sunday 3 February

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 25 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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  • FTA opportunity to give evidence on European Land Transport Security to Transport Select Committee
    24 January 2013
    FTA opportunity to give evidence on European Land Transport Security to Transport Select Committee

    The Transport Select Committee hearing on the subject of 'European Land Transport Security,' which took place on Monday 21 January, was a welcome opportunity for the Freight Transport Association to voice on behalf of its members its views in key areas which affect the freight industry on a day-to-day basis

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  • Be aware and plan ahead in snow, warns FTA
    22 January 2013
    Be aware and plan ahead in snow, warns FTA

    Treacherous road conditions thanks to snow and ice have already been causing chaos for drivers across parts of England and Wales over the past few days prompting FTA to warn its members to watch the weather and plan journeys accordingly.

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  • Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 21 January - Sunday 27 January
    21 January 2013
    Weekly summary of roadworks for M25: Monday 21 January - Sunday 27 January

    HIGHWAYS AGENCY News Release issued 21 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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  • RHA welcomes Brake report into driver distractions
    18 January 2013
    RHA welcomes Brake report into driver distractions

    The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the report published today by road safety campaign group Brake which highlights the inescapable fact that people who drive for a living are risking both their own life as well as those of other road users by texting, grooming and speeding while behind the wheel.

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  • Petition launched calling for EU-wide 20mph urban speed limit
    17 January 2013
    Petition launched calling for EU-wide 20mph urban speed limit

    As part of the European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI), a push to introduce a mandatory 20mph speed limit within all urban areas across the European Union has been launched online.

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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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