• Paccar Happy With Second Quarter Sales And Profit

    DAF OWNER Paccar achieved good quarterly revenues and net income in the second quarter of 2020. CEO Preston Feight said despite Paccar’s factories being closed for five weeks (see page 30) they have gradually resumed […]

     
  • Truck Safety Investment Urged

    DRIVERS and fleet managers must invest in life-saving road safety technology, a safety campaigner has warned. The UK Government has announced a £2bn package with the aim of doubling cycling and substantially grow walking to […]

     
  • Unique Show Proving Popular

    FOR READERS who have never visited a virtual reality truck show before, what could and hopefully will be their one and only chance takes place over three days from 29 September to 1 October. Entry […]

     
  • FTA Name Change

    ON 27 July 2020, FTA changed its name to Logistics UK. The reason for the change? FTA says it has always represented members from road, rail, sea and air, as well as those with goods […]

     
  • Truck Test Privatisation By Year End?

    THE GOVERNMENT is to launch a major review of the DVSA’s HGV testing system that could clear the way for accredited private sector testers and break the DVSA’s grip on HGV tests by the end […]

     
  • More Trucks On A75 Than Scottish National Average

    THERE are almost 50% more trucks using the A75 Euroroute between Stranraer and Gretna than there are on average across the Scottish trunk road network, according to the Scottish Government. A recent Freedom of Information […]

     
  • Truck Speed Limits To Be Analysed

    TRANSPORT Scotland has said it will ‘analyse’ the final report on increasing the speed limit of HGVs to 60mph published by the UK government. Issued by the Department for Transport, the report is the third […]

     
  • DfT To Work With RHA To Improve Driver Facilities

    SECRETARY of State for Transport, Grant Shapps and Parliamentary Under-Secretary Baroness Vere, have acknowledged the contribution that delivery drivers have made to the nation, the economy, and businesses in recent months. Commenting, RHA chief executive […]

     
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    ON 1 JANUARY 2021 the Brexit transition period with the EU will end and the UK will operate a full, external border as a sovereign nation. This means that controls will be placed on the […]

     
  • Van Registrations Up

    UK LIGHT commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grew by 7.1% in July following four months of double-digit declines, with more than 27,000 vans registered in the first full month since lockdown restrictions eased. Growth was particularly […]