Prospect Commercials Blog

UK diesel prices being controlled by global market - September 23, 2015

Car users and HGV drivers alike are being warned that the growing demand for diesel in the UK could lead to higher fuel prices in the near future.


New app launched to help lorry drivers report illegal stowaways - September 21, 2015

A new app that enables lorry drivers to track and report anyone attempting to illegally gain access to their vehicles has been launched, in a bid to help haulage firms crossing the Channel.


Good news for logistics as official investigation into skilled driver numbers is launched - September 14, 2015

Parliament’s Transport Committee recently announced that an investigation has been launched into the lack of professional drivers available for the UK haulage industry, which is a move that has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and other industry


Road Haulage Association launches National Lorry Week - September 11, 2015

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has announced that a new initiative – National Lorry Week – will help to raise awareness of the contribution that freight makes to the overall quality of life in Britain.


Freight Transport Association wants students to consider careers in logistics - September 9, 2015

Students and young people are being encouraged by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to think about the diverse career opportunities available in the logistics industry. As a result of its new objective, it has sponsored the newly launched Think Logistics


Cats’ eyes on Britain’s roads look set to be replaced as part of new traffic regulations - September 7, 2015

The Government’s plans to update UK traffic regulations means that LED solar-powered lights could soon replace the cats’ eyes that have been used since the 1930s.


World’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System set to help HGVs save fuel - September 4, 2015

Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL have developed the world’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which is a ground-breaking hybrid system that will help freight vehicles to reduce their overall fuel consumption.


Freight Transport Association addresses industry worker shortage - September 2, 2015

The upcoming 2015 FTA Transport Manager Conference series will focus on how to recruit, engage, reward and develop staff amidst a freight and logistics industry skills shortage.


‘Transport for the North’ and new apprenticeships are welcomed by the logistics sector - August 28, 2015

Transport for the North (TfN) – a partnership scheme that aims to improve logistics efficiency in the north of England, by ensuring collaboration between regional authorities and central Government – will play a key part in transforming the northern economy


London rated as the ‘most congested’ European city - August 26, 2015

Research published by Inrix – the transport information company – has revealed that London’s roads are the most overcrowded in Europe, with the average driver spending 96 hours in traffic jams.