• future role of European workers in the UK

    THE FTA is demanding that the government publishes the results of its Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)’s recommendations on the future role of European workers in the UK immediately, instead of waiting until its proposed publication […]

  • Linwood Firm Refused Transport Licence

    A LINWOOD transport firm, AK Express Scotland Ltd, has been refused permission to operate HGVs from Lanark and Paisley by industry regulator Joan Aitken. Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner concluded the company was a front for Scott […]

  • RHA Facing CV Driver Shortage ‘Head On’

    ‘THE UK haulage industry is currently facing a shortage of between 45,000 and 50,000 HGV drivers and we as an industry need to face this challenge head-on,’ said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. ‘And with […]

  • EU Workers Essential For UK Supply Chain

    THE DEPARTURE of EU workers is a ‘major threat’ to a logistics industry already struggling to recruit staff, says Freight Transport Association’s deputy chief executive, James Hookham. ‘Recent statistics have confirmed what our members are […]

  • Empty Running Trucks On Research Radar

    WORK HAS started on FreightShare Lab (FSL), a new collaborative research project focused on tackling the transport inefficiencies associated with empty and partially laden truck running. UK Government statistics, released in October, indicate that over […]

  • Scottish Islands Put To The Test

    DVSA is now getting close to implementing its ‘Roadworthiness Directive’, where most of the changes will happen in May 2018 when some heavy vehicles, based on an HGV chassis, will lose their test exemption and […]

  • looking to extend the LEZ

    THE RHA is dismayed that London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone could be introduced 17 months ahead of schedule. Transport for London’s latest consultation is now looking to extend the LEZ London wide from October 2020. […]

  • Draft London Plan

    THE NEW Draft London Plan is a positive step for the city’s logistics sector, but there are still issues which need to be addressed, advises the FTA which says the recognition of an urgent need […]

  • Effective Driver Management

    FORS Professional, the training umbrella of FORS, has published a new guide on ‘Effective Driver Management’. The new guide is designed to provide driver agencies and operators of all sizes with practical guidelines on areas […]

  • forms have been updated

    SOME IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) forms have been updated due to recent changes to the Road Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988. Hauliers will need to download new forms if applying for a lorry or […]