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  • Leeds plans to charge HGV drivers £50 per day for polluting air
    15 October 2018
    Leeds plans to charge HGV drivers £50 per day for polluting air


    A new plan has been put in place to reduce air pollution in the city, these plans would see lorry drivers charged £50 a day for access to the city.

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  • Lower Thames Crossing plans go public - Have your say!
    11 October 2018
    Lower Thames Crossing plans go public - Have your say!

    The plans for another Thames crossing have been on the cards for quite some time in an attempt to combat the build-up of traffic that continuously causes mayhem for drivers using the QE2 bridge, in addition to the heavily criticised dart charge that recently increased in price for some drivers.

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  • Japan PM offers UK Pacific partnership with “open arms”
    08 October 2018
    Japan PM offers UK Pacific partnership with “open arms”

    Japanese PM: Shinzo Abe has stated that a Trans-Pacific partnership deal would be on the table with the UK following Brexit, the PM went on to say the country would be welcomed with “open arms”.

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  • Fuel duty cuts demanded by RHA and FTA
    03 October 2018
    Fuel duty cuts demanded by RHA and FTA

     
    Both the Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association have stated their position on Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s budget statement set to be delivered on the 29th of October. They have called on the chancellor to cut fuel duty during the statement at the end of the month.

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  • PRESS RELEASE - FTA AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018
    03 October 2018
    PRESS RELEASE - FTA AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018

    Returnloads.net & Warehouse Exchange shortlisted in FTA Logistics Awards 2018 

    Returnloads.net & The Warehouse Exchange are celebrating after being named as a finalist in the 2018 FTA Logistics Awards.  The awards, organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group representing all of logistics, celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses.  Returnloads.net has been shortlisted in the ‘Logistics Partner of the Year’ category.

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  • Public outcry as Dartford Crossing charge rises
    02 October 2018
    Public outcry as Dartford Crossing charge rises

    Despite drivers expressing their frustration with the Dartford Crossing as well as a petition to stop charges taking place across the bridge gaining almost 10,000 signatures, the Crossing’s discount offered to drivers will suffer from a decrease from 33% to just 20% which will increase costs for drivers using the bridge.

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  • Immigration proposal bad for haulage, says RHA
    28 September 2018
    Immigration proposal bad for haulage, says RHA

    Speaking on the proposal from Cabinet which suggested imposing updated immigration laws for EU nationals, the RHA felt this change would have a very negative impact for the haulage industry. The Migration Advisory Committee suggested the UK adopt a skills-based system, but this could possibly fail to meet the requirements of UK firms after the UK leaves the EU.

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  • “Permits for international transport could exceed supply” says Government
    25 September 2018
    “Permits for international transport could exceed supply” says Government

    The Department for Exiting the EU have described what a no-deal Brexit could mean for haulage firms, with a considerable impact to a route through the EU that the UK relies on for movement of fresh fruit and veg in and out of the country.
     

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  • Hydrogen HGV unveiled by Hyundai
    24 September 2018
    Hydrogen HGV unveiled by Hyundai

    While there has only been a rendered image to reveal the vehicle, it gives drivers a better idea of what to expect when the vehicle finally goes on sale. The electric motors power the wheels of the HGV directly, making this the first vehicle of its kind provided by Hyundai.
     

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  • Highways England launches “Don’t Be a Space Invader” campaign
    21 September 2018
    Highways England launches “Don’t Be a Space Invader” campaign

    Recent research has revealed one in eight of road accidents are caused by vehicles being too close to the driver ahead of them, this has factored into over 100 deaths or serious injuries every year.

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  • Storm Ali swamps Scotland’s roads
    19 September 2018
    Storm Ali swamps Scotland’s roads

    Areas of Scotland have been hit by severe wind conditions, due to the arrival of Storm Ali in the UK. This has caused traffic chaos, as well as power outages across the country. The storm has also disrupted rail and ferry travel. Winds of 91.7 MPH were recorded across the Tay Road bridge, close to some of Scotland’s heaviest traffic.

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  • UK traffic set to increase 50% by 2050
    18 September 2018
    UK traffic set to increase 50% by 2050

    During the next 35 years, British traffic is predicted to rise by 50%, new research found. Meanwhile, C02 emissions are set to fall by over 80%.

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  • DVSA to combat emissions cheats nationwide
    17 September 2018
    DVSA to combat emissions cheats nationwide

    The DVSA has launched new efforts to catch truckers using AdBlue emissions cheat devices which have forged their vehicle’s emissions in an effort to avoid costs for a vehicle with worse emissions than those going on record. Research showed that there was a lack of compliance across various regions of the UK.

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  • UK Driving Licence could become invalid in the EU after Brexit
    14 September 2018
    UK Driving Licence could become invalid in the EU after Brexit

    Following Brexit, drivers could be required to apply for international driving permits if they plan to drive in European countries if a no-deal Brexit occurs in March 2019. This would have an impact for traders, tourists as well as British nationals living in in a European country.

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  • Street Manager System could SAVE Britain’s roads
    05 September 2018
    Street Manager System could SAVE Britain’s roads

    The government has unveiled a plan which will support drivers in efforts to avoid traffic, delays and roadworks. 

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  • Warehouse Exchange Breaking News!
    03 September 2018
    Warehouse Exchange Breaking News!

    Returnloads Warehouse Exchange About to break through the 3,000 Member Level

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  • More Brexit uncertainty for hauliers
    31 August 2018
    More Brexit uncertainty for hauliers

    The Road Haulage Association have raised for international hauliers as a no-deal Brexit starts to seem inevitable. 

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  • Heavy Goods Vehicles lose access to Sheffield Roads
    21 August 2018
    Heavy Goods Vehicles lose access to Sheffield Roads

    Lorries will face a ban from four roads within Sheffield as the local council sketched appropriate areas for HGV across the city.

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  • HGV registrations for Q2 2018 fall 10%
    16 August 2018
    HGV registrations for Q2 2018 fall 10%

    Figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) states that truck sales within the UK have fallen by just under 10%, at 10,670 registrations in Q2 of 2018.

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  • Calais region president frustrated as EU moves to cut French ports from a post-Brexit trading route
    07 August 2018
    Calais region president frustrated as EU moves to cut French ports from a post-Brexit trading route

    An updated EU plan is to exclude ports in France from updated shipping routes which would link Ireland with the continent is considered “scandalous and unacceptable” by the Northern French president.

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  • “Plague of potholes” to be investigated by Transport Committee
    06 August 2018
    “Plague of potholes” to be investigated by Transport Committee

    Do you often find your journey disrupted by the annoyance of potholes in the roads? The Transport Select Committee is investigating potholes across the UK’s road network, researching as to whether there is a permanent solution for the country’s currently increasing concerns which funding for roads would be better invested in.

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  • Government changes Blue Badge parking permits to support “hidden disabilities”
    02 August 2018
    Government changes Blue Badge parking permits to support “hidden disabilities”

    The government have recently updated their disabled parking scheme, meaning those with “hidden disabilities” such as mental health conditions will now be able to access disabled parking spaces if they apply for a blue badge. While some consider this a progressive step for those with mental disabilities, others are concerned it will decrease the amount of spaces available for those who are physically disabled.

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  • UK haulage industry – no deal, no jobs, no food
    01 August 2018
    UK haulage industry – no deal, no jobs, no food

    On Tuesday 24 July, MPs in the House of Commons often repeated ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ while discussing the terms of Brexit.
    However, where those of the RHA (Road Haulage Association) are concerned, which now consists of over 7000 members, this could prove to be problematic for the haulage industry. The RHA’s members represent almost 50% of the UK’s 496,000 HGV drivers, as well as the UK haulage industry as a whole, while Brexit talks continue, they explain that the concept of a Brexit without a trade deal could be a catastrophe for UK trade as a whole.  

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  • DHL solar panels will save fuel and reduce C02
    31 July 2018
    DHL solar panels will save fuel and reduce C02

    DHL’s “Mission 2050: Zero Emissions” initiatives are now underway, set to build towards a better tomorrow for the environment while working within the logistics industry. While these seemingly impossible targets to be met, DHL hope to complete the objective of disposing of logistics-related emissions entirely.

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  • Temperatures could exceed highest on record
    27 July 2018
    Temperatures could exceed highest on record

    The Met Office have issued a warning for scorching heat causing travel chaos as well as thunderstorms expected which could break the UK’s current heatwave. Temperatures could exceed the highest recorded in the UK which is currently 38.5C which was recorded in Kent in 2003.

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