• Irish Border Solution

    NORTHERN Ireland’s commercial vehicle operators will have unrestricted access to the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association, but the lack of clarity on permits for […]

     
  • Tyre Plant Closure

    MICHELIN intends to shut its Dundee tyre production plant in 2020. The site, opened in 1971 and which exclusively manufactures 16in and smaller Michelin tyres for cars, has faced serious difficulties in recent years due […]

     
  • Supportive Budget

    THE ROAD Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the Chancellor’s Budget halves the amount smaller firms have to pay to hire an apprentice from 10% to 5%. Also welcomed is his recognition that the […]

     
  • Scottish Lez Grants To Retrofit Bus Diesel Engines

    A £7.8M fund is in place to help bus operators comply with low emission zones (LEZs). The second phase of the Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit Programme aims to significantly off-set the financial costs associated with […]

     
  • Audit Office Report Confirms RHA Brexit Fears

    THE ROAD Haulage Association shares National Audit Office fears that measures to prepare the UK border for Brexit won’t be ready for a no-deal scenario. The recent NAO report states that government faces ‘a race […]

     
  • MEP’s CO2 Reduction Demands ‘Unachievable’

    THE EUROPEAN Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has expressed its serious concerns on the European Parliament vote on the EU’s first ever CO2 standards for trucks which are planned to be implemented in just six years’ […]

     
  • Bonnybridge Haulage Firms Suspended From Running Vehicles

    THREE Bonnybridge haulage firms were suspended from running vehicles for three months on 30 October. The orders, made by the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Joan Aitken, come after she found that Valentine Haulage Bonnybridge Ltd […]

     
  • Volvo Truck Emissions Could Exceed NOx Limits

    THE VOLVO Group has detected that an emissions control component used in markets with stringent emissions standards is degrading more quickly than expected, reducing its ability to convert NOx as efficiently as intended, which in […]

     
  • Lorries Can’t Limbo!

    Truckers admit to not paying attention to vehicle size as the annual number of bridge strikes rises. AN AVERAGE of five bridge striking incidents happens across the country every day, costing millions of pounds of […]

     
  • Be Ready For Smart Tachographs

    ‘SMART tachographs’ are likely to appear in new vehicles in six months’ time and will be mandatory in all newly registered vehicles from 15 June 2019, so it’s vital that vehicle operators, drivers and workshops […]

     
 
 
 
 

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