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Motor Transport Awards postponed

March 20, 2020 Sponsored Support

“This has been a week of unprecedented measures for all of us,” writes Road Transport Media divisional director Vic Bunby. “The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, daily changes in government advice and guidelines around travel restrictions and social gatherings have been challenging, and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Like you, we have been working hard behind the scenes, planning the coming weeks and months as new information becomes available. I would like to update you on the status of […]

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Sponsored : Tyre breakdown in Europe? Do you know what to do?

March 12, 2020 Sponsored Support

International haulage is crucial for many UK fleets, with thousands of operators completing European contracts and many European hauliers doing likewise across the UK. UK government statistics highlight that, from July 2018 to June 2019, international road freight activity completed by UK-registered HGVs saw an increase of 5% in the amount of goods moved compared to the previous 12 months, with a total of 5.5bn tonne-kms. In many cases, such routes mean that a driver can cross through several countries […]

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SPONSORED: All you need to know about the Direct Vision Standard coming into effect this year

January 9, 2020 Sponsored Support

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is the first legislation of its kind. From 26 October 2020, all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will require a permit to drive into Greater London, including vehicles from outside the UK. Enforced by Transport for London (TfL), the legislation is based on a ‘star rating’ indicating how much a driver can see from the cab in relation to other road users. The vehicle manufacturer will issue a star rating for your vehicle. This rating […]