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News
28/06/2017

Don’t delay improvement actions – warning from regulator

Operators must act immediately to address safety concerns ahead of a public inquiry, or risk losing their licence.

That’s the warning from senior traffic commissioner Richard Turfitt, who was commenting after revoking a tipper operator’s licence.Traffic commissioners will take into account any improvements made ahead of a hearing, he explained. ...
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28/06/2017

More Cool Liners for McArdle

Co Monaghan-based transport operator DG McArdle International has returned ...
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28/06/2017

Clean sweep for Eurocargos

Dawsonrentals Sweepers has awarded a deal to Iveco for 46 new 15-tonne ...
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27/06/2017

Renault's new RHD Range T High

Renault Trucks is launching a new Range T High for the UK long-haul ...
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27/06/2017

Third Grafter for Champfleurie

Champfleurie Estates now has an all-Isuzu distribution fleet with the ...
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27/06/2017

Ryder unwraps Carlton deal

Carlton Packaging has signed a deal with Ryder for two DAF LF ...
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26/06/2017

MAN 6x4 for Lantern Recovery

Truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus UK has supplied Lantern Recovery with a ...
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26/06/2017

NewCold take 36 Volvo tractors

NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics has taken delivery of 36 Euro V1 Volvo FH ...
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26/06/2017

FTA: O-licences need updating

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that the Queen’s Speech of 21 ...
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Features
07/06/2017

Three lives of a tyre

Whether hot- or pre-cure, retreads offer environmental and financial benefits, doubling or even tripling tyre life, reports Steve Banner

Pitch for a public sector transport contract and somewhere in the tender document will be a question about how you are minimising your fleet’s carbon footprint. Using retreaded tyres could form part of the ...
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07/06/2017

Tacho Bell

The next generation of digital tachographs are scheduled to be fitted to new vehicles from March 2019. Toby Clark delves into the EU legislation to forecast what they will be like – assuming that Brexit does not affect their ...
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07/06/2017

In praise of diesel

Last month I attended Volvo’s interesting Smart Cities event, which looked at future urban infrastructure and transport requirements. At the end of the first session, panellists were asked what they would like to see, if a single wish ...
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07/06/2017

Pass first time

Truck and LCV initial MOT test failure rates are steadily falling, according to DVSA figures, but could still be better. Steve Banner offers advice on how to make sure vehicles make it through the first time round
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