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Transport industry recruitment not helped by errors in applications - March 14, 2016

In an industry that is having problems recruiting people, a 92 per cent error rate in applications is not going to help and, worryingly, the sector came out top in a survey of errors in job applications across Europe. According


Platooning may not be practical for UK hauliers - March 11, 2016

Bosses at the Road Haulage Association (RHA) are cautious about the recent announcement of trials for the “platooning” of lorries.


Freight Transport Association calls for a reduction in fuel duty - March 9, 2016

The Freight Transport Association has urged to Chancellor not to increase fuel duty in his upcoming Budget.


New TfL ‘visibility’ legislation could prove costly for hauliers - March 7, 2016

Transport for London (TfL) have recently submitted a new proposal which, if enforced, will rule that extra vision panels on truck doors are a mandatory requirement for all HGV vehicles passing through central London.


RHA launches ‘women only project’ to the Logistics Industry - March 4, 2016

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has launched a new initiative entitled ‘She’s RHA’ – aimed at developing a ‘single sex female division’ within an organisation traditionally “dominated by men”.


HMRC imposing drivers’ allowance demands on hauliers that are ‘quite wrong’, says RHA - March 2, 2016

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has argued that HMRC has been unclear and ‘quite wrong’ in its communications with hauliers over rules concerning the tax allowance for drivers spending the night in sleeper cabs.


Road safety show facing end seeks sponsors - February 29, 2016

A long-running road safety show which has educated generations of young people learning to drive on the dangers of road traffic collisions is currently seeking sponsors to help it to continue.


Transport prices drop following slump in diesel prices, and rise in availability of capacity, says quarterly monitor - February 26, 2016

Transport prices have decreased due to a slump in diesel prices and a higher availability of capacity, says the latest Transport Market Monitor – a quarterly publication that aims to track European haulage and transport market dynamics.


New Amazon distribution centre to create 500 new logistics jobs in Leicestershire - February 25, 2016

Online shopping giant Amazon will open a new distribution hub in Leicestershire later this year, expected to create around 500 full and part time logistics jobs.


Safety systems maker cuts ‘blind spot’ accident risk for hauliers - February 22, 2016

Budding manufacturer Spillard Safety Systems has been working hard to reinvent accident prevention solutions for hauliers and food carriers.