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Unite members to stage protest at Department for Transport over ‘profoundly dangerous’ threat to safety regulations

September 16, 2019 Tim Wallace

Lorry drivers who are members of Unite have announced a protest at the Department for Transport at 2pm tomorrow (September 17) over growing fears that the government will weaken or suspend the rules governing lorry driving hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The existing driving regulations limit drivers to 56 hours of driving a week (including up to 10 hours a day). There are also strict rules on breaks and rest periods. However, the government has not denied […]

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Transfreight Automotive Logistics Europe in liquidation

August 27, 2019 Chris Tindall

Transfreight Automotive Logistics Europe (TALE) has entered liquidation after Yusen Logistics acquired the business and hived up its operational activities. TALE was bought by Yusen in 2017 as part of a strategy of continued growth. At the time, the company said the acquisition would “enhance Yusen’s existing automotive network capability by adding key network consolidation points in Western Europe, as well as multi-modal possibilities running between Northern and Southern Europe”. It added that in particular, the purchase boosted its footprint […]

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Microlise Transport Conference 2019

February 4, 2019 jasmine Flintham

Europe’s largest road transport conference is back on May 15th, ready to welcome over 1,200 delegates to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This free-to-attend, one-day event is for those involved at an operational or management level in the operation of road transport fleets. Marian Kitson, director of enforcement at the DVSA and Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt are already confirmed to present, with many more exciting speakers to be announced imminently. Motor Transport will be there. Join us to increase […]

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Transport Manager Northern Ireland 2018

May 9, 2018 jasmine Flintham

Taking place on 24 May 2018 at Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast, FTA’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland conference is packed with industry leading speakers and the very latest information, guidance and best practice advice surrounding legislation and enforcement changes. FTA’s Transport Manager Northern Ireland conference is packed with industry leading speakers and the very latest information, guidance and best practice advice surrounding legislation and enforcement changes. Speakers include: Our Keynote Address comes from John McGrath, Deputy Secretary Transport and Resources from […]