• Road to Logistics

    THE ROAD Haulage Association and telematics company Microlise report that government has pledged £1m to support Road to Logistics, a not for profit scheme founded by the two organisations. ‘This is the culmination of three […]

     
  • 18,000th member

    FTA IS celebrating a major milestone after signing Bury St Edmonds based Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd as its 18,000th member. Paul Farrow, distribution manager at Thomas Ridley & Son Ltd, commented: ‘We are thrilled […]

     
  • reduction in fuel duty

    ALTHOUGH focusing on spending, the Road Haulage Association was disappointed that Chancellor Sajid Javid made no mention of the keenly anticipated reduction in fuel duty in September’s Spending Review. ‘Recently we have seen much speculation […]

     
  • generating revenue

    THE RHA says that a move to give councils powers to fine lorry drivers is about generating revenue. Local Government Association (LGA) has called on government to allow councils to enforce against moving traffic violations. […]

     
  • BUSY TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND

    BUSY TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND

    Truckfest Scotland 2019 had the lot: A magnificent Saturday that brought a record attendance to Ingliston where fleets and individual trucks numbering 1,200 came to park up for the weekend.

     
  • SCOTTISH SPEEDS

    SCOTTISH SPEEDS

    Transport Scotland says it will look again at raising speed limits for trucks on single carriageway roads later in the year. Kevin Swallow speaks to hauliers about expectations and the current ‘go slow’.

     
  • DAF LIGHTWEIGHT

    DAF LIGHTWEIGHT

    It’s easy to over spec a truck, but the DAF XF480 with a small mid-axle and Space Cab serves as a timely reminder that you can get the power and lightweight ratio right.

     
  • MID-RANGE MAN’S

    MID-RANGE MAN’S

    MAN’s new mid-range D15 engine saves weight and fuel, with no loss of power, taking over the slot where the 10.5 litre D20 engine provided 320hp and 360hp versions for distribution work.