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M5 speeding fines to fund road safety improvements - May 16, 2016

Drivers caught travelling over the speed limit on certain sections of Britain’s M5 motorway will have their fines used to fund road safety improvements.

Hauliers reduce running costs by switching to new tyre trend, says Michelin - May 13, 2016

Tyre manufacturers across the UK are reporting an increasing demand shift in tyre sizes for HGVs, with hauliers increasing opting for larger replacement tyres.

Fleets reminded of importance of good visibility to road safety - May 11, 2016

Fleet operators and motorists are being reminded of the importance of good visibility to road safety by motoring assistance firm GEM, who spoke up against ‘thoughtless positioning’ of portable satellite navigation devices on dashboards this week.

Motorists urged to take regular eye tests to improve road safety - May 9, 2016

In a bid to improve road safety across the UK, The Guild of Experienced Motorists (GEM) is urging drivers to take regular eye tests, after a survey revealed a disappointing neglect of eye health amongst motorists.

BVRLA launches new, ‘clearer’ HGV Fair Wear and Tear Guide - May 6, 2016

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) launched an all-new version of the HGV Fair Wear and Tear Guide last week, to provide fleets and hauliers with ‘a clearer understanding of what constitutes fair wear and tear when returning

New Dft Data says there are over 36.5 million vehicles on British roads - April 29, 2016

New data released by the Department for Transport (DfT) last week revealed that the number of licensed vehicles on British roads rose 2.3 per cent in the last quarter of 2015 – and now sits at around 36.5 million.

UK faces potential legal battle over ‘preferential’ HGV levy - April 27, 2016

The UK Government faces potential legal action over a HGV levy which the European Commission has claimed ‘breaches EU laws around equal treatment’.

RHA calls upon candidates standing for London Mayor to reject ‘counter-productive’ rush hour ban - April 25, 2016

Plans to impose a ‘rush hour ban’ on HGVs passing through London have long inspired criticisms from the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Goldhofer’s new ADDrive range to offer greater flexibility to heavy hauliers - April 20, 2016

Low-bed trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has launched an innovative new range aimed at offering greater flexibility to hauliers who carry heavy loads.

EU road safety statistics kick up storm - April 18, 2016

The EU is further from its goal of ‘halving road deaths by 2020’ than ever before, after the European Commission’s 2015 provisional road safety figures highlighted an unfortunate increase in road fatalities.