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Road safety campaign to be targeted at millions of drivers daily - April 15, 2016

An unusual road safety initiative is being directly targeted at millions of drivers throughout the UK, including hauliers and HGV drivers.


Volvo revamps HGV range for efficiency and aerodynamics - April 13, 2016

Truck manufacturer Volvo has recently made several improvements to its HGV range to comply with Euro 6 Step C regulation – improvements which could mean fuel savings of up to 5 per cent.


Ultra-green Mercedes HGV engine offers significant fuel savings for hauliers - April 11, 2016

A new ultra-green Mercedes-Benz engine fitted to the truck manufacturer’s Actros range has shown evidence of a potential fuel saving of up to 3 per cent, when compared to its predecessor.


Road haulage drivers invited to enter contest for Freight Transport Excellence Trophies - April 8, 2016

Road haulage drivers could be in with a chance of winning one of many awards, after the Freight Transport Association (FTA) announced it would be looking for Britain’s best drivers for its Driver of the Year 2016 awards.


Thousands attend free event promoting the importance of UK road safety - April 7, 2016

A promotional road safety event organised by Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Rescue Service saw a staggering 3,000-plus visitors last week.


£1 million road safety campaign announced to reduce road casualties - April 1, 2016

Recent plans have been announced for a £1 million investment in a new British road safety campaign, in a bid to reduce the number of road causalities in East Sussex.


Transport Committee call for TfL’s Safer Lorry Scheme and reviews of road safety laws - March 30, 2016

The UK Transport Committee has announced its backing of Transport for London (TfL)’s new Safer Lorry Scheme, following recent road safety statistics which reflected a rise in fatalities and injuries on British roads.


Further doubts about the suitability of “platooning” in the UK - March 23, 2016

The AA has cast further doubt on suggestions that so-called “driverless lorries” could be introduced across the UK.


The Apprentice - March 21, 2016

Apprenticeships have been in the news of late, what with Budget announcements and National Apprenticeship Week and top of the list was the Chancellor’s surprise move of announcing a bonus for firms who employ them. From April next year, employers


Fuel duty announcement is a boost for hauliers - March 18, 2016

A major trade body has welcomed this week’s announcement that fuel duty will be frozen.