• Truckfest North East, Finally A Reality

    AFTER 36 years, since the creation of the Truckfest concept, Live Promotions have found a venue in the north east of England which will provide a home for many years to come with a facility […]

     
  • Potential Lorry Park

    FROM 19 November until Friday 21 December, Kent’s M26 motorway, one of the UK’s busiest routes for hauliers heading towards, and returning from mainland Europe, will be closed from 10pm until 5.30am the following morning, […]

     
  • Irish Border Solution

    NORTHERN Ireland’s commercial vehicle operators will have unrestricted access to the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association, but the lack of clarity on permits for […]

     
  • Tyre Plant Closure

    MICHELIN intends to shut its Dundee tyre production plant in 2020. The site, opened in 1971 and which exclusively manufactures 16in and smaller Michelin tyres for cars, has faced serious difficulties in recent years due […]

     
  • Supportive Budget

    THE ROAD Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the Chancellor’s Budget halves the amount smaller firms have to pay to hire an apprentice from 10% to 5%. Also welcomed is his recognition that the […]

     
  • Scottish Lez Grants To Retrofit Bus Diesel Engines

    A £7.8M fund is in place to help bus operators comply with low emission zones (LEZs). The second phase of the Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit Programme aims to significantly off-set the financial costs associated with […]

     
  • Audit Office Report Confirms RHA Brexit Fears

    THE ROAD Haulage Association shares National Audit Office fears that measures to prepare the UK border for Brexit won’t be ready for a no-deal scenario. The recent NAO report states that government faces ‘a race […]

     
  • MEP’s CO2 Reduction Demands ‘Unachievable’

    THE EUROPEAN Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has expressed its serious concerns on the European Parliament vote on the EU’s first ever CO2 standards for trucks which are planned to be implemented in just six years’ […]

     
  • Bonnybridge Haulage Firms Suspended From Running Vehicles

    THREE Bonnybridge haulage firms were suspended from running vehicles for three months on 30 October. The orders, made by the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Joan Aitken, come after she found that Valentine Haulage Bonnybridge Ltd […]

     
  • Volvo Truck Emissions Could Exceed NOx Limits

    THE VOLVO Group has detected that an emissions control component used in markets with stringent emissions standards is degrading more quickly than expected, reducing its ability to convert NOx as efficiently as intended, which in […]