• Slight Rise In Financial Standing Levels

    THE OFFICE of the Traffic Commissioner has confirmed new financial standing levels for hauliers that took effect on 1 January 2019. Standard national and International licence applicants will be required to demonstrate £8,000 (previously £7,950) […]

     
  • On The Road To Zero

    A GREENER future for road transport is in reach, according to the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) annual report, which found its members have reduced their average greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4% in 2017. […]

     
  • New Investors In Lothian Vehicle Bodybuilders

    BATHGATE based Lothian Vehicle Bodybuilders Ltd have a new investment team on board after Gordon and Rosina Nisbet felt that the time was right to allow external investment into the company to realise its full […]

     
  • Immigration Salary Threshold Will Hit Businesses

    THE ROAD Haulage Association warns that plans to set an income based threshold on immigration after the UK leaves the EU won’t meet the needs of business, particularly the logistics industry. The government announced plans […]

     
  • High Wind Diversion Plans For Trucks On A1

    TRANSPORT Scotland’s road network maintainer AMEY is drawing up plans to introduce weather related diversions for HGVs and high sided vehicles on the A1, between Dunbar and Haddington, following a number of incidents in which […]

     
  • Trucks Topple On Larne To Cairnryan Ferry

    A ‘MAJOR Incident’ occurred on a P&O ferry as extreme weather conditions caused a number of articulated truck and trailer combinations to topple over, crushing cars in the process. Thankfully no one was hurt on […]

     
  • UK Invited To Join Common Transit Convention

    IN ADDITION to the EU Commission’s proposals for free movement of goods during 2019, the invitation for the UK to also join the Common Transit Convention (CTC) in its own right is great news for […]

     
  • Trade Associations Say Take The Deal!

    THE FREIGHT Transport Association is calling on MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement to keep Britain trading post-Brexit by delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised. James Hookham, deputy […]

     
  • 30-50% faster than rail

    AFTER MORE than six months preparation, the first ever TIR truck from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan arrived in Europe, with no disruption or customs issues after 11 days on the road. The new road service […]

     
  • swapping apprentices

    TRAILER manufacturer Cartwright, has embarked on a new initiative by swapping apprentices with one of its biggest customers, Royal Mail, to provide greater insight into each of the individual operations. Six vehicle technician apprentices from […]