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    Webfleet launches trailer management tool for long haul operators


    Fleet management solutions provider Webfleet has launched Webfleet Trailer which is designed to help long haul operators monitor the health of their trailer fleets.Webfleet Trailer operates by flagging trailer malfunctions and maintenance tasks, helping to cut trailer downtimes and extend the trailer’s life.The trailer management solution is fully integrated into ...

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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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    BIFA urges members to respond to customs intermediary consultation


    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its 1,600 members to respond to a government review of the customs intermediary sector.The review, announced in the 2023 Spring Budget, follows one undertaken in 2022, and is seeking views on the introduction of a voluntary standard for customs intermediaries.The previous review ...

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    Pallet networks' B2C shift continues post-Covid, APN reveals


    The pallet network sector saw a 6.3% volume growth in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period in 2019, with seven million pallets delivered and B2C demand up by 32%.Announcing the sector's latest first quarter results, Paul Sanders (pictured), chairman of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), ...

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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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    RHA pushes for safer HGV parking facilities as cargo thefts rocket


    The RHA is calling for greater security for trucks parked at overnight facilities as cargo theft continues to soar.Data shows that the cost of food cargo theft jumped to £700m in 2021 from £250m in 2011, whilst research by the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service found there were more than ...

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    DP World reports 5% rise in UK volumes


    DP World saw a 5% rise in the volume of trade handled by its two hubs in the UK last year, aided by an expanding supply chain.London Gateway alone reported a 14% rise in volumes to 2,053,000 TEU – the first time it has ever exceeded two million units in ...

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    Strikes set to delay HGV driving and vehicle tests, DVSA warns


    Strike action is threatening to delay thousands of HGV driving and vehicle tests across the country from this week, DVSA is warning.HGV driving examiners who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are planning to take strike action from tomorrow (13 December).The strike action is part of ...

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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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    PD Ports launches new container service between Portugal and Teesport


    PD Ports’ dedicated road haulage fleet is benefitting from a new dedicated short sea container service from Spain and Portugal into Teesport.The Kristin Schepers, a vessel capable of carrying 800 containers, arrived at Teesport on Tuesday last week (29 November) after a four-day sailing from Aveiro in Portugal to discharge ...

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    DP World launches intermodal rail service between London Gateway and Southampton terminals


    DP World has launched a new intermodal train service connecting its container terminals at London Gateway and Southampton.The port operator said the service will improve customers' supply chain resilience and allow them to switch volumes quickly and easily between the two locations.The DP World-operated service ran for the first-time last ...