• 763% Increase In Drivers’ Hours Offence Fines

    SINCE 5 March 2018, DVSA has been handing out fines for drivers’ hours offences committed within the previous 28 days and to mark the first anniversary Transport News asks what effect it’s had. DVSA enforcement […]

     
  • Trans-Pennine Roads Study

    REACTING to the announcement that Highways England is to lead a £300,000 study into major improvements to road links between the M65 in east Lancashire and parts of Yorkshire, Malcolm Bingham at FTA commented: ‘We […]

     
  • ZF To Acquire WABCO

    CV BRAKING control systems specialist WABCO is the subject of a ‘definitive agreement’ to be acquired by German engineering giant ZF in a $7 billion deal. The combined sales of both companies is approx. €40 […]

     
  • Unseen Impact Of Rising Fuel Costs

    ESCALATING fuel costs are forcing logistics businesses to freeze recruitment, lay-off staff and delay vehicle upgrades to stay afloat, according to a new study by FairFuelUK. Speaking in reaction to the Shadow Chancellor’s support for […]

     
  • Call For Permanent BST

    THE ROYAL Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is calling for an end to clock changes in order to prevent serious injury and death on the road. The family safety charity supports the European […]

     
  • European Concern Over Truck Driver Shortage

    THE EUROPEAN road transport sector is facing the most acute professional driver shortage in decades, confirms a new report by Geneva based International Road Transport Union (IRU). Polling of IRU members and associated organisations in […]

     
  • mimicking a combustion engine’s characteristics

    BRIGADE Electronics has launched Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS), a speaker system designed to reduce collisions between pedestrians and hybrid/electric vehicles. Known as an AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System), the QVS simulates an internal combustion engine’s […]

     
  • awarded AEO status

    JOHN G Russell (Transport) Ltd has been granted Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). AEO, an internationally recognised quality mark, indicates that a company’s role in the supply chain is […]

     
  • wide reaching impacts on NI’s economy

    THE GOVERNMENT’S contingency plans for the Irish border would bring trade to a standstill, according to the FTA. Seamus Leheny, FTA’s NI policy manager says the plans could have more wide reaching impacts on NI’s […]