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  • Fuel prices skyrocket to the most costly in 2 years
    18 May 2018
    Fuel prices skyrocket to the most costly in 2 years

    A confused.com fuel price index revealed the average rate of fuel increased by 0.9 3 in merely 7 days, meaning it costs around 124.4p per litre. Diesel received the biggest hike of all, with the average cost rising by 1p at 127p per litre.

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  • A guide to HGV work in London
    04 May 2018
    A guide to HGV work in London

    If you’re a lorry driver trying to survive the capital this is the ultimate guide for you with some advice on how to stay safe, secure and on the appropriate routes in the big city. London is the financial heart of the UK, with so many warehouses, traders and firms spread across 45 miles if you include Greater London.

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  • Shocking number of drivers sleeping at the wheel
    03 May 2018
    Shocking number of drivers sleeping at the wheel

    29% of lorry drivers admit to “dozing off” at the wheel
     
    A confidential survey of road hauliers and HGV drivers has found that 29 per cent admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel while driving.
     

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  • June deadline for Brexit terms for Ireland
    01 May 2018
    June deadline for Brexit terms for Ireland

    Regarding the Northern Ireland border it has been agreed that the UK and EU need to end talks on the issue by June, as stated by Michel Barnier who is the EU’s chief negotiator.

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  • Lorry Drivers Save a Life
    26 April 2018
    Lorry Drivers Save a Life

    13 lorry drivers save a man’s life
     
    A man in Michigan, USA found himself on the edge of a bridge, in an effort to attempt suicide. A group of lorry drivers were called in by the police force to drive to the bridge’s location. The drivers were escorted into the blocked off road, they then parked underneath the bridge, so that if he decided to jump he would land on one of their containers, saving his life.
     

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  • HGV drivers write to the government regarding Clean Air Zones
    25 April 2018
    HGV drivers write to the government regarding Clean Air Zones

    We all want clean air, low pollution and low emission zones nut at what price to business?
    HGV drivers unite to write a letter to Chris Grayling, The secretary of Transport, stating that HGV drivers need support as Clean Air Zones increase.

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  • Driver-less  license
    18 April 2018
    Driver-less license

    Should a new driving exam be introduced for 'Driver-less' drivers?

    Following an Uber crash in Arizona discussions are taking place to decide if a new driving test is necessary so that all drivers are able to 'take back control' in such an event.

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  • Sweden Go Live with Electric Roads
    17 April 2018
    Sweden Go Live with Electric Roads

    Sweden race ahead with their introduction of their first electric road.   Electric vehicles  can now re-charge whilst driving  making their journey fully sustainable.

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  • Post Brexit Trailer Registration
    13 April 2018
    Post Brexit Trailer Registration

    The Department of Transport's beneficial plans to introduce new registration of trailer scheme.

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  • New biofuel targets to Increase use in transport industry
    13 April 2018
    New biofuel targets to Increase use in transport industry

    New biofuel targets coming into force on Sunday 15 April will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years

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  • lorry drivers accused of having blood on their hands
    10 April 2018
    lorry drivers accused of having blood on their hands

    UK lorry drivers have been accused of ‘having blood on their hands’

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  • Cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads
    06 April 2018
    Cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads

    Cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads

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  • Scrap the drivers CPC
    14 March 2018
    Scrap the drivers CPC

    According to UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour, Brexit gives the haulage industry an excellent opportunity to do away with the highly controversial Certificate of Professional Competence (Drivers CPC).

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  • Lorries using bus lanes could aid Wales traffic flow
    13 March 2018
    Lorries using bus lanes could aid Wales traffic flow

    Lorries using bus lanes could aid Wales traffic flow

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  • Britain fined billions for customs fraud
    09 March 2018
    Britain fined billions for customs fraud

    Britain fined £2.4 billion for customs fraud by Brussels

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  • New driving legislation coming into effect
    06 March 2018
    New driving legislation coming into effect

    New driving legislation coming into effect in 2018

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  • Haulage companies blamed unfairly by first minister
    05 March 2018
    Haulage companies blamed unfairly by first minister

    The First minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has been accused of placing unfair blame on haulage companies for the carnage caused by the beast from the east that resulted in thousands of motorists being stranded on the motorway for over 18 hours.

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  • Warnings of travel disruption
    26 February 2018
    Warnings of travel disruption

    trucks-in-snow.jpgWarnings of travel disruption given by Met Office as snow covers the UK

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  • PM refuses calls from the North
    22 February 2018
    PM refuses calls from the North

    PM refuses callbacks from Northern bosses requesting transport resources given in London

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  • Unmarked Police HGV Catches HGV Drivers
    16 February 2018
    Unmarked Police HGV Catches HGV Drivers

    Police from Cleveland and Durham Roads Policing Unit (RPU) borrowed an unmarked HGV from Highways England in an operation, called Tramline, to crack down on HGV drivers who commit driving offences around the region.

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  • Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill Introduced
    12 February 2018
    Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill Introduced

    Government introduces Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill

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  • 2 years of roadworks on m6
    09 February 2018
    2 years of roadworks on m6

    Drivers given pre-warning as 2 years of roadworks begin on M6

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  • Lorry drivers ruining lives says Councillor
    06 February 2018
    Lorry drivers ruining lives says Councillor

    Councillor: Sean Holden demands a ban for lorries in areas of Kent

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  • Network Rail expresses stupidity of lorry drivers crashing into rail bridges
    05 February 2018
    Network Rail expresses stupidity of lorry drivers crashing into rail bridges

    Network Rail expresses stupidity of lorry drivers crashing into rail bridges
     

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  • Haulage associations clash
    24 January 2018
    Haulage associations clash

    Haulage associations associations clash over the Anglo French deal for Border Plans at Calais

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