Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested.
Any charges for using the new Lower Thames Crossing must be similar to those at Dartford if the new route is to effectively relieve congestion, the FTA has warned.
A strike by drivers and warehouse staff at the Motherwell site of logistics giant XPO Logistics (formerly Norbert Dentressangle) has been suspended after last-minute negotiations between the company and union Unite.
Consolidated results for the Woodside Haulage group of companies show that the County Antrim operator saw pre-tax profit soar 42% last year.
Abbey Logistics Group is to reboot its expansion strategy following a “self-imposed” pause on growth during 2015.
Martin Flach, product director at Iveco – manufacturer of the Eurocargo – has called on legislators across Europe to standardise urban emission and safety standards and incentivise OEMs to improve their offerings. “In legislative terms the next major thing to hit the truck industry will be when we have to start declaring emissions,” said Flach. “How much that will drive the buying cycle remains to be seen. I don’t know of many operators who will buy on an emissions level. […]
TfL has launched LoCITY, an industry-led programme to help the freight sector make better use of low-emission vans and lorries. The five-year scheme aims to increase availability and uptake of cleaner goods vehicles and will bring together freight and fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and the public sector. It will create new environmental operating standards and contractual clauses for procurement bodies to easily adopt. LoCITY also aims to demonstrate, through research and real-world trials, that using these cleaner vehicles […]
The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy.
The BVRLA welcomed more than 100 new members in 2015, taking its total to 780.
United Biscuits is on the hunt for subcontractors to carry its products, according to head of distribution Rob Wright.