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Government strategy for ultra low emission vehicles – don't forget the hgv sector says FTA

FTA has welcomed the inclusion of freight in the government's publication Driving the Future Today – A Strategy for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in the UK but remains concerned that not enough funding support or focus is being allocated to the hgv...
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The HGV Road User Levy for foreign truckers step nearer to reality

The HGV Road User Levy  for foreign truckers step nearer to reality | The Fuelcard Company Motoring Industry News | Scoop.it
The HGV Road User Levy has taken a step nearer to reality after the Department for Transport (DfT) awarded a contract to a private software firm to operate the payment system.
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FTA disappointed with Mayor of London's measures to improve cycle safety

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced its disappointment to today’s announcement (Wednesday 4 September) made by the Mayor of London’s office – asking whether it is the ‘thin end of the wedge’?


Responding to the intention that Boris Johnson is calling for a ‘Safer Lorry Charge’ across London, FTA has said that it was ‘surprised’ as it had thought it was working closely with TfL and the Mayor’s Office on the subject of improved road safety and added that “it believes there are better ways of achieving safe roads for all road users”.

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Hauliers may pursue Network Rail for compensation

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Serious disruption caused by a road closure in Somerset has led to hauliers taking legal advice and threatening Network Rail with hundreds of thousands of pounds of compensation.
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Volkswagen on course towards accident-free driving

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Volkswagen has set the goal of exploiting all potentials that contribute towards significantly reducing traffic fatalities as well as the sheer number of
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Logistics Guild launches new work placements

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'Driverless' car tested on British roads for first time

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A driverless car has been tested on the roads in Britain for the first time. David Millward gets behind the wheel.
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Out of date maps cause one in three drivers to arrive late

Out of date maps cause one in three drivers to arrive late | The Fuelcard Company Motoring Industry News | Scoop.it
New TomTom research has shown that drivers in the UK continue to drive with out-of-date maps, causing them to be late on a regular basis.
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Fuel prices on a knife edge

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RAM guide separates fact from fiction for fleet tracking

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Careless driving penalties need national guidelines to avoid ‘postcode lottery’ says FTA

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Engine idling costs businesses £3.3 billion in wasted fuel per year

Engine idling costs businesses £3.3 billion in wasted fuel per year | The Fuelcard Company Motoring Industry News | Scoop.it
Reducing idling time on the 4.5 million commercial vehicles in the UK and Ireland could save businesses as much as £3.3 billion per year in fuel, according to research from Fleetmatics Group.
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Passenger DCPC countdown has begun

There are now only four weeks to go until the deadline for completion of Driver CPC training for passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) and FTA has advised that drivers must have completed the required training by the deadline of 10 September.
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As many as 97,000 professionals yet to engage with Driver CPC

With just a year to go until the Driver CPC deadline for truck drivers, the latest data from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) shows as many as 97,333 professional drivers (PCV and LGV) are yet to do any training.
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DSA wants your views on Driver CPC

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The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is calling for hauliers’ feedback on Driver CPC training, as part of a wider EU consultation on the training.
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Allstar launches supermarket fuel card

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Allstar has launched the ‘Supermarket Fuel Card’, which is accepted by the four main supermarket brands Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Asda.
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Pallet networks on course for another record breaking year

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UK Pallet networks are on course to shift record volumes this year thanks in part to a surge in half-pallet consignments.
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Transport Minister to give keynote address at LCV2013

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Cenex has announced Transport Minister Norman Baker MP will give the keynote address at LCV2013.
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UK logistics companies optimistic about recovery

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Logistics companies are increasingly optimistic about business conditions in the UK with a large majority expecting to increase their revenues in the next year, according to a survey by Grant Thornton and Barclays.
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Operators shun Edinburgh pre-booked delivery system

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The City of Edinburgh Council has said that operators in the area have shunned a system where loading and unloading spaces can be pre-booked, despite one haulier saying that loading is still a problem.
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August Bank Holiday travel advice 2013

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Up to 45 per cent of AA members will likely drive this August bank holiday weekend, averaging 50-60 miles a day. This equates to around 16 million drivers on the roads on what will be a packed weekend of leisure and sporting events, says the AA.
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Volvo Trucks to run fuel efficiency workshops at FTA Transport Manager

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At the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conferences, which return during the autumn of 2013, sponsors Volvo Trucks will present an interactive workshop on the findings of their Driver Challenge competitions, highlighting fuel issues including empty running, engine idling and coasting.

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UK-registered LGV journeys to Europe lowest in a decade

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Trips to the Continent made by UK-registered vehicles in the second quarter of this year have hit their lowest level in a decade, as the number of journeys made by foreign-registered trucks hit its highest level since 2009.
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RHA Legal Services proves a big hit with members

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RHA Legal Services proves a big hit with members
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Increased police presence needed to enforce new motoring fines, says ACFO

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