• UK’s Global Competitiveness Deteriorating

    THE UK’s global competitiveness has dropped significantly and investment in the UK’s transport and logistics infrastructure is urgently required to boost its attractiveness to international investors, according to The 2019 Logistics Report, launched by FTA […]

     
  • Switch Off And Deliver

    FOLLOWING last month’s news that drivers who sit with engines idling could be fined instantly under government plans, Paul Loughlin, motoring law solicitor at Stephensons Solicitors LLP told Transport News, ‘These powers are likely to […]

     
  • Van Payload Concession Eases Towards Zero Emission Market

    THE zero emission van market has been boosted by the Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to provide payload concessions to operators of alternatively fuelled vans, according to the FTA. James Firth, the associations’ head of […]

     
  • smart tachographs

    ANY COMMERCIAL vehicles first registered on or after 15 June 2019, which require a tachograph to be fitted, will need to have a type 1C unit tachograph, also called ‘smart tachographs’. Drivers of vehicles which […]

     
  • demand for articulated vehicles

    THE UK’s new heavy goods vehicle registrations over six tonne GVW increased 21.2% in the first quarter of 2019, with 11,859 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). […]

     
  • new venues have been chosen for this year’s series

    FTA’s TRANSPORT Manager conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, will be back in autumn 2019 at 11 venues around the UK. The conferences, now in their 18th year, will highlight key issues for anyone involved […]

     
  • acquired by Michelin

    MASTERNAUT has agreed to be acquired by Michelin, to accelerate product development and its growth across Europe. Masternaut will continue to operate under its own brand as a fully owned subsidiary within Michelin. Masternaut is […]

     
  • connectivity technology

    THERMO King has introduced TK BlueBox connectivity technology to its T-Series range of self powered transport refrigeration units. Part of the Thermo King TracKing telematics offering, the new communication device can be accessed through the […]

     
  • Climate Strategy

    MAN TRUCK & Bus has reduced the CO2 emissions of its production sites by more than one quarter. The sites emitted around 29% less CO2 in 2018 than in the base year of 2008, reaching […]

     
  • Truckfest North East

    Truckfest North East

    Transport News Truckfest North East comes to Wolsingham Showground on 15th and 16th June 2019! Truck entries include a weekend stay for two adults and two children and access to the show and evening entertainment for […]