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National speed camera visibility to be improved within a year - November 19, 2015

The Government has announced that all working speed cameras on the UK’s roads will be made yellow over the course of the next 12 months.

Proposed logistics plan could reduce unnecessary travel - November 13, 2015

The Efficient Consumer Response UK (ECR UK) board of IGD – a research charity for the food industry – has launched plans to help cut road traffic by getting logistics and distribution firms to collaborate on deliveries and improve industry-wide

FTA: Lorry ban during rush-hour ‘does not solve all safety issues’ - November 9, 2015

The message from the Freight Transport Association last week was that any ban on lorries driving through London’s roads during peak rush-hour times would not solve road safety problems in the capital.

Jobcentre Plus candidates in Wales will receive free HGV driver training - November 6, 2015

A new initiative by the Welsh Government, which was announced during October’s National Lorry Week, will allow 180 jobseekers to benefit from HGV driver training that is directly funded by the National Assembly.

40 per cent of business drivers ‘have received penalty points when driving at work’ - November 4, 2015

Following a Masternaut survey of 2,000 UK workers who drive as part of their professional duties, it has been revealed that the average employee has seven points on their license due to work-related offences.

Self-driving robot to be launched by Skype developers - November 2, 2015

Starship, a new self-driving robot, will be launched in the near future, which could help logistics and distribution drivers to send items within an urban location.

Charity urges UK drivers to be aware of cyclists on the roads - October 30, 2015

Following the clocks going back and the evening rush hour now occurring in the dark, the national cycling charity CTC has asked for drivers to pay particular attention to cyclists on Britain’s roads.

New app launched to help keep professional drivers informed while on the road - October 28, 2015

A new driver app has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), allowing them to easily view their drivers’ hours data, to ensure they do not break the law by taking sufficient rest breaks. Called “Driverfta”, the app tracks

Driver shortage could result in ‘empty shop shelves’ this Christmas - October 26, 2015

Leaders from groups representing the UK’s logistics and distribution industry have issued warnings that the current driver shortage could impact on supermarkets and shops, with some potentially having empty shelves this Christmas.

Returning migrant chaos in Calais causes delays for cross-Channel freight - October 23, 2015

According to recent reports, following a period of tighter security control in Calais, drivers are once again having to face delays caused by organised gangs of migrants.