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    Travis Perkins Group to display latest safety truck at Freight in the City Spring Summit


    Travis Perkins Group will be supporting Freight in the City Spring Summit next month in Manchester by bringing along its latest safety truck to show visitors.The builders’ merchant group, itself a Fors gold member and Clocs champion, has recently demonstrated its commitment to safer haulage with the purchase of four ...

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    Brigade Electronics: road safety is key in the north as logistics activity expands


    Brigade Electronics has said ensuring the safety of both HGV drivers and vulnerable road users will increasingly be a top priority for cities in the North of England as economic activity grows.The safety systems firm was speaking ahead of its participation in next month’s Freight in the City Spring Summit ...

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    Daf excited about bringing urban logistics debate to the North


    Daf is keen to see the debate about urban logistics move away from London to the North at next month’s Freight in the City Summit in Manchester.Phil Moon, marketing director at Daf UK, said: “The challenges in this area do differ from those in London with operators much more reliant ...

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    Binmen given emergency system to stop out-of-control trucks


    Vision Techniques has designed an emergency braking system for HGVs in response to the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy in December 2014 that killed six people.The system enables a crew member on a bin truck to bring a vehicle safely to a stop in the event the driver loses control by ...

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    PODFather helps efficiency of central Scotland food waste collections


    Commercial food waste firm Keenan Recycling has found PODFather’s route planning and real-time collection management system a key efficiency driver during a period of rapid growth.The Aberdeenshire-based company has expanded its operation across central Scotland prompted by tougher food waste regulations recently imposed on businesses, which limit the amount of ...

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    Register now for Freight in the City Summit in Manchester


    The Freight in the City Spring Summit 2016 will be held in Manchester on 3 March. It will focus on what the government’s northern powerhouse strategy means for urban logistics in the north of England.Following on from the successful Expo at Alexandra Palace in London last October, this is the ...

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    Freight in the City Spring Summit podcast available now


    With six weeks to go until the Freight in the City Spring Summit, we thought you'd like to hear a bite-size preview of some of issues being covered throughout the day.To that end we’ve hijacked our colleagues at Motor Transport and taken over their podcast with a Freight in the ...

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    Dennis Eagle soars into construction sector with low-entry Elite 6 chassis


    Dennis Eagle is building an urban skip-loader version of its low-entry Elite 6 chassis to go out on trial with operators as part of the Clocs initiative next spring.The Warwick-based manufacturer, already a major player in the low-entry RCV market, is now aiming to gain a foothold in the urban ...

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    Freight operators call for UK-wide compliance standards for fleets


    More than 85% of truck operators believe there should be a UK-wide compliance standard for fleets to improve safety, according to a new survey by Freight in the City.Currently, there are no national guidelines, meaning that standards differ across regions.In London, TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme requires all vehicles weighing more ...

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    New 'people friendly' sideguard panel launched for HGVs


    Dawes Highway Safety is now selling a sideguard panel designed to prevent people or equipment becoming entangled with an HGV's under-run bars.The panels are made from a shatterproof, durable grade of polypropylene with no sharp edges and the company said they can be easily retrofitted to existing lorry under-run bars.During ...

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    Quiet & Efficient seminars draw the crowds at Freight in the City Expo


    Last week's Freight in the City Expo in London held a series of seminars exploring how urban logistics operations would need to evolve to service cities of the future, and looked at initiatives in place today that are already helping to drive this change.David Beeton, MD of Urban Foresight, highlighted ...

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    DHL Supply Chain urges a unified approach towards HGV compliance schemes across major cities


    A senior executive at DHL Supply Chain has called for a common approach to HGV compliance across major cities.Speaking at last week's Freight in the City Expo, DHL Supply Chain vice president for innovation, strategy and business Phil Roe (pictured) said while a national standard was not the solution, he ...

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    HGV safety a key topic at Freight in the City Expo seminars


    Expert speakers at last week's Freight in the City Expo discussed in depth the strides already taken, and new initiatives and technology being developed, to make HGV movements on urban roads safer.Steve Summerskill, senior lecturer in product and industrial design at Loughborough Design School, presented research into HGV blind spots, ...

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    Daf Trucks to showcase Silent range and Clocs safety truck at Alexandra Palace


    Daf Trucks will be heading to next week’s Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace to showcase its latest designs to make urban deliveries safer and quieter.First of two models on its stand will be the CF 400 FT 4x2 tractor unit equipped with Silent Mode, allowing it to ...

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    Retrofit floor-height passenger door window aims to improve safety for cyclists around HGVs


    Astra Vehicle Technologies has developed a retrofit floor-height door window for the passenger side of an HGV to provide a direct view of cyclists and pedestrians.The 'Astra Clearview' window also allows the main passenger door window to open; a key benefit that enables drivers to have a clear view of ...

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    New safety braking system to prevent runaway HGVs to be launched at Freight in the City Expo


    Vision Techniques is launching a new safety system at Freight in the City that will prevent an HGV from rolling away if the handbrake has not been applied.VTBrakeSafe automatically applies a vehicle’s handbrake if the driver has forgotten to use it, as well as providing an audible alarm.Technical manager Nigel ...

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    New safety technology for HGVs aims to save cyclist and pedestrian lives during collisions


    A brand-new safety technology designed to prevent cyclists and pedestrians from being crushed underneath a lorry in the event of a collision made its worldwide debut at the Freight in the City Expo in London earlier this week (27 October).The brainchild of former Metropolitan Police safer transport command sergeant James ...

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    Transport for London's road safety actions recognised at European level


    Transport for London’s (TfL’s) efforts to improve road safety in the capital have been recognised as outstanding at a European level.TfL has received the Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees (PRAISE) award for a rigorous safety programme, which has improved the standards of its own drivers ...

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    Gulliver's to showcase municipal and general fleet hire services at Freight in the City Expo


    Gulliver’s Truck Hire will be exhibiting at next week’s Freight in the City Expo and keen to speak with local authority fleet managers and freight operators looking to hire the latest general and municipal vehicles for their operations.The family-run firm owns a hire fleet of 6,000 late-registration vehicles fitted with ...

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    Vulnerable-road-user detection a key focus from exhibitors at Freight in the City Expo


    With cyclist numbers on the rise in the UK’s towns and cities, it has never been more essential to assist commercial vehicle drivers and ensure they are able to detect vulnerable road users in close proximity of their vehicle.Freight in the City Expo at London’s Alexandra Palace on 27 October ...