Commercial vehicles looking to load or unload on yellow lines may soon find themselves fighting for space after plans put forward by secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles, to let general motorists park for limited periods on yellow lines. Pickles has proposed allowing motorists to park free of charge on double yellow lines for up to 15 minutes in order to help boost business on the nation’s high streets, expressing concerns that hefty parking fines and […]
A Web-based freight consolidation system, allowing hauliers servicing Heathrow Airport to notify members of spare capacity on their vehicles, is to launch this year to clean up the air around the complex.
Norbert Dentressangle’s five-year, £100m contract with Comet is in the hands of administrator Deloitte following the biggest high street collapse since Woolworths in 2008. Wincanton, Comet’s previous logistics partner, walked away from a warehousing and distribution deal with Comet on 30 April after it was unable to agree terms with OpCapita, the equity company that bought the chain at the start of 2012 from Kesa Electricals. A spokeswoman for ND said: “We continue to operate our contracts with Comet Group, […]
The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon.