The industry’s two main trade associations have welcomed the start of a trial in Liverpool designed to test the effect on congestion of removing the city’s bus lanes. The trial, which began on 21 October, will last nine months and sees all Liverpool’s bus lanes being suspended – along with the £700m a year they generate in fines on motorists. Commenting on the start of the trial, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said the move would establish whether bus lanes in […]
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]
The use of 3D laser scanners to capture evidence after a road collision is saving an average of 44 minutes per investigation, roads minister Stephen Hammond has suggested. Thirty-eight scanners, which make a 3D image of the entire incident scene and avoid the need for investigators to survey multiple scene sections individually, were funded by the DfT and the police for use by 27 police authorities recently after a 2009 trial suggested their use would save 39 minutes on investigation […]
Wincanton hasn’t had it all its own way of late. A resurgent Eddie Stobart wrestled a Cemex contract valued at £15m off it, and MT revealed earlier this month that Britvic had re-awarded its entire transport requirement to Eddie Stobart after the first year of a five-year deal with Wincanton.