FCC Environment is strengthening its fleet after landing a major five year recycling deal with three councils. The waste management company, which has operating licenses for around 285 trucks and 130 trailers, has taken delivery of 12 new three-axle Daf tractor units, supplied by F&G Commercials, and 13 new 44-tonne Walking Floor trailers supplied by BMI. The vehicles will be used to support a five-year waste management contract, known as re3, with Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils. The partnership’s […]
Local councils should find it easier to minimise the disruption caused by road works, following a DfT decision to allow them to create permit schemes without having to get central government approval. The change, announced by transport minister Norman Baker on 23 January, may take effect as early as 2015 and will mean councils can introduce such schemes – which limit the time utility companies can take over road works and apply fines if they overrun – more easily. Permit […]
Truck manufacturers have responded to the combined €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine they were issued by the European Commission (EC) yesterday (19 July).