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    ULEZ expansion cuts number of polluting vans in just one month


    The expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been “highly effective” at reducing the number of older, more polluting vans, after just four weeks, according to a report published this week.

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    New tech offers fleet drivers speedy workshop bookings


    A joint venture between tech firm epyx and REALtime Communications has launched technology that allows truck and van drivers to book directly into workshop diaries online "in a matter of moments."The service has been created by integrating epyx’s 1link Service Network platform - which is used by fleets totalling more ...

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    DMN Group issues alert against the use of illegal transporters


    DMN Group is warning against the use of illegal vehicle transporters, following news of a Wiltshire Police and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Enforcement campaign to take unsafe vehicles off the road.The Birmingham-based inspection and single-vehicle delivery company said this week that, without adequate vetting, businesses are in danger ...

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    HGV crime rockets in Cambridgeshire


    The Cambridgeshire police force is appealing to lorry drivers, hauliers, service station operators and the general public to help them tackle rocketing HGV crime in the county.Recent data compiled by the Cambridgeshire Police has revealed a staggering 380% surge in incidents, rising from five reported crimes in June to a ...

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    RHA urges police to apply regs on heavy cargo fairly


    Police are being urged by the RHA and the Heavy Transport Association to be fair and consistent when applying regulations on moving large or heavy cargo.The call follows haulier complaints that some police forces have imposed and are actively enforcing blanket movement embargoes on abnormal loads and causing unnecessary increased ...

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    HGV driver charged following discovery of 13 immigrants at Ransomes Industrial Estate


    A 54-year-old man has been remanded in custody after being charged with arranging or facilitating the illegal entry into the UK of 13 people who were discovered in the back of a lorry at Ransomes Industrial Estate in Ipswich.The HGV driver, Enrico Ferraris, 54, from Italy, was arrested on Thursday ...

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    Logistics UK approved as FORS auditor after consultation


    Logistics UK said it had become an audit provider for the voluntary fleet operator accreditation scheme FORS.The freight group said that following a consultation with its members it had been appointed as an approved auditor.David Wells (pictured), Logistics UK chief executive said: “Standing up for safe and efficient logistics is ...

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    Thirteen people found in HGV on Ransomes Industrial Estate in Ipswich


    Thirteen people suspected of entering the UK illegally have been found inside a lorry at a site on the Ransomes Industrial Estate in Ipswich.The individuals were found inside an HGV at about 10:40 BST on Thursday 25 May, Suffolk Police have revealed.Police were seen investigating the lorry, branded Romano, which ...

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    Staff redundancies as Alliance Transport Technologies falls into administration


    Alliance Transport Technologies Limited, which specialises in the remanufacture of electronic components used to decarbonise fleets, has fallen into administration after facing delays to the launch of a major new energy storage system (ESS).The company, which is based at two sites in Clowne in Derbyshire and Featherstone in West Yorkshire, ...

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    CLOCS starts in Oxford over safety fears


    Renault construction rangeOxford City Council said it was signing up to new safety standards for construction vehicles to drive down the numbers of deaths and injuries caused by HGVs in the city.The construction logistics and community safety (CLOCS) standard will require developers of construction sites to plan the movement of ...

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    DVSA urges operators to read updated Road Worthiness Guide


    DVSA is calling on operators to read its updated Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness, which includes a range of new information on how operators must ensure their fleets are fit for the road.The newly updated guide, published today (19 April) provides the industry with best practice advice on operator and driver ...

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    FleetCheck app helps drivers avoid bridge strikes


    A new feature designed to help stop commercial vehicle drivers being involved in bridge strikes.has been added to FleetCheck’s Vehicle Inspection App.The feature tells drivers they are currently using a high vehicle whenever they carry out a scheduled vehicle inspection, providing a regular reminder.Peter Golding, managing director at the fleet ...

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    Concrete and quarry Earned Recognition module launched


    The DVSA’s Earned Recognition (ER) scheme, rewarding operators who share their performance data to demonstrate they are meeting regulatory requirements, has been expanded into the concrete and quarry industry.The British Aggregates Association (BAA) worked with the enforcement agency to produce an ER module requiring operators to have the highest standards ...

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    DVSA plans for fewer HGV tests for Earned Recognition fleets


    Longer test intervals for the vehicles of operators in the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme are on the cards, according to the DVSA’s latest strategic plan.The DVSA Strategic Plan to 2025, published today, sets out proposals to improve its services for its customers, including HGV operators, over the next two years.The ...

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    Upgrade your licence or lose it: RHA welcomes TC warning to skip and grab hire firms


    The RHA has welcomed a warning from Traffic Commissioner Nick Denton (pictured) that skip and grab hire firms using restricted licences to transport waste must upgrade to a standard national licence or risk having their licences revoked.The clamp down follows a recent public inquiry in Cambridge, over the business activities ...

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    M20 closures announced as Operation Brock activated ahead of Christmas


    HGV drivers are being warned that the M20 will be closed overnight for four nights this week in preparation for the activation of the Operation Brock contraflow system, which is being rolled out to prevent delays to and from Dover during Christmas peak traffic.National Highways has announced that parts of ...

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    TruTac rolls out new vehicle profile feature for improved asset control


    TruTac has introduced a new feature to streamline vehicle records and audit data while removing paper and manual duplication.‘Vehicle Profile’ is available within TruTac’s existing compliance software products - TruAnalysis, TruFleet and TruChecks - and centralises day-to-day vehicle data, simplifies asset management and has a direct link to the DVLA’s ...

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    Prometeon Tyre Group drives sustainability agenda with introduction of “rigorous” checks on suppliers


    Prometeon Tyre Group (PTG) has launched second party audits of its raw materials suppliers and “rigorous” checks on its minerals suppliers to ensure any materials supplied to PTG are not sourced from conflict zones.The moves are part of the company’s continuing sustainability drive, which has been set out in its ...

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    Drivers’ Professional Development Plan celebrates accreditation from the CPD Standards Office


    Road Skills Online has announced that, following recent assessment by the CPD Standards Office, its drivers' Professional Development Plan (PDP) is now formally recognised as four hours of CPD training for each year of eLearning completed.Road Skills Online said professional development in the freight transport sector is being increasingly recognised ...

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    Logistics UK joins forces with City & Guilds to launch transport manager CPC


    Logistics UK is partnering with City & Guilds to offer the transport nanager CPC qualification.The move follows the withdrawal of awarding body OCR from the transport manager CPC market in March this year and ensures another avenue for operators and their transport managers to access training, which is on offer ...