• Operation Brock

    GOVERNMENT plans to strengthen compliance with Operation Brock (the queueing system to be introduced for lorries in Kent in the event of a No Deal Brexit) will place the responsibility to travel with correct documentation […]

  • National Lorry Week

    THE FIFTH annual National Lorry Week will take place between 16-22 September, confirms the RHA who announce three new core partners SNAP, Driver Hire and Goodyear. Hauliers can help promote the industry as a great […]

  • fresh backing from Allied Irish Bank (GB)

    COMMERCIAL vehicle specialist, Asset Alliance Group, has won fresh backing from Allied Irish Bank (GB) which has added £20 million to the company’s Asset Based Lending (ABL) facility. Asset Alliance Group first obtained a £75 […]


    THE AWARD winning FPS EXPO, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020, is the place to be for stakeholders in the liquid fuels distribution sector and is the main event of the industry calendar. […]

  • hands-free mobile phones

    THE ROAD Haulage Association is extremely concerned that the Commons Transport Select Committee is considering proposals that the use of hands-free mobile phones while driving should be banned. Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: […]

  • compliance information

    FTA HAS updated its two popular drivers’ handbooks, one for HGV drivers and one for van drivers, with the key up to the minute compliance information which must be provided to drivers of commercial vehicles […]

  • Memories of irvine

    Memories of irvine

    It’s now 20 years since the closure of Volvo’s UK production plant at Irvine was confirmed. So editor Alistair Vallance delved into his 41 annual volumes to take a trip down ‘Volvo Lane’.

  • Meet the new stc

    Meet the new stc

    Scotland’s new Traffic Commissioner has completed her induction, presided over her first Public Inquiry and is setting out her stall of compliance essentials. Alistair Vallance reports from The Stamp Office in Edinburgh.

  • Truckfest NE

    Truckfest NE

    The Wolsingham showground in Co Durham played host to Truckfest North East, which returned to the region in a blaze of glory. Kevin Swallow took in the atmosphere, the fun and the wagons.

  • Turbo-Compounder


    To run long haul routes more efficiently manufacturers have embraced ‘down speeding’ where engines work at lower revs. Now Volvo Trucks has gone one step further and reintroduced turbo-compounding.