• Repairs along the M6

    A £7 MILLION package of maintenance and repairs along the M6 near Carlisle in Cumbria, has been unveiled by Highways England. The work, lasting from April to August, includes resurfacing the main motorway carriageway, upgrading […]

     
  • temporary market access

    THE RHA has cautiously welcomed the news from the Department for Transport that the European Parliament and EU member states plan to allow UK hauliers temporary market access for UK/EU trade without ECMT permits in […]

     
  • register their commercial trailers

    FROM 28 March UK hauliers will have to register their commercial trailers with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) before towing them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road […]

     
  • smart tachographs

    15 JUNE 2019, will see the mandatory introduction of the ‘smart tachographs’ in all new vehicles. This will be one of the most significant changes in tachograph regulation in more than 12 years. The next […]

     
  • cut fuel costs by up to 7%

    VOLVO Trucks is introducing the FH with I-Save option. By combining the new D13TC Euro 6 Step D engine with turbo compounding and an updated fuel efficiency package, it could cut fuel costs by up […]

     
  • complete the dualling

    INVESTMENT of more than £1 billion in the A66 from Cumbria, through County Durham and into North Yorkshire will move a step closer in May as Highways England begins a consultation on ideas to complete […]

     
  • available off-the-shelf

    MERCEDES-Benz Trucks has launched a new initiative aimed at time pressed customers needing new vehicles. The WorkReady programme provides operators with access to a range of rigid vehicles and tractor units, which are readily available […]

     
  • Potholes On DFT’s Radar

    THE GOVERNMENT is providing £22.9 million for research and trials on new surface materials or pothole repair, and trade associations applauds the Department for Transport’s project. From the trialling of plastic roads, fixing potholes, to […]

     
  • Tacho Fraudster Ordered To Repay £48K

    A FORMER haulier convicted of fraud and perverting the course of justice has been ordered to pay £48,000 following a Proceeds of Crime Act investigation, the DVSA has revealed. Gerald Eaton, 50, of Nottingham, was […]

     
  • Truck Driving Abroad Is Changing

    COMMERCIAL drivers operating in the EU need to prepare for Brexit by making sure they have the right documents. To get ready for deal and no deal scenarios, road haulage operators need to: register trailers […]