• Port Operator of the Year

    THE PORT of Tyne has been voted Port Operator of the Year in the FTA Multimodal Awards. Recognising excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services, the awards are voted for by readers […]

     
  • average speed camera

    THE TEMPORARY average speed cameras on the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston are expected to be decommissioned as works to complete these sections of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project continue. The permanent average speed […]

     
  • FTA European Road Freight Guide

    A FULLY updated edition of the Freight Transport Association’s specialist guide for companies involved in international freight movements by road, the FTA European Road Freight Guide, is now available. The 23rd edition of the guide […]

     
  • HGV inspection manual

    DVSA have published final versions of the HGV inspection manual. Changes include: defects being categorised as minor, major and dangerous; an amendment to the definition of ‘insecure’; an amendment to the emissions testing standards; numerous additions in […]

     
  • Dawsongroup Buys Transflex 

    THE TRADE, business and assets of Transflex Vehicle Rental, part of the T.O.M Group placed into administration in March this year, have been bought by Dawsongroup in a move that significantly strengthens its own vans […]

     
  • Rosyth-Zeebrugge Freight Service Terminated

    SCOTLAND’s regular sea freight link to the continent at Zeebrugge has foundered, following the withdrawal of a DFDS ferry due to an engine room fire that has taken the vessel out of action for an […]

     
  • RHA Reacts To Holyrood Haulier Slur

    AS THE Beast from the East hit Scotland and red alerts warned of a forthcoming ‘snowmageddon’, tramping truck drivers were caught miles from their depots, but still attempting to deliver essential supplies. Many of them […]

     
  • Shows Diary

    THIS year’s Angus Truck Show will again be held in Brechin. Saturday 9 June is the date. Further details from Scott Keith on 07786 075929. • A week earlier, 2 June, Truckness returns to Bogbain […]

     
  • Extra £10 Million For Scottish Road Maintenance

    SCOTTISH local authorities are to be given extra funding to cover the cost of roads maintenance and make additional repairs to road surfaces, following this year’s extended wintry weather. Holyrood Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has […]