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Truck makers demand viable carbon dioxide standards

17 December 2018

The December 2018 meeting of the EU Council is not just yet another opportunity to discuss Brexit but will also be expected to take some legislative decisions, including on the EU’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for trucks.

TfL starts installing ULEZ signs

13 December 2018

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) warning signs are appearing across central London, ahead of the zone being implemented next year.

No-deal Brexit would see operators drowning in paperwork

12 December 2018

At a meeting with French businesses and officials in Lille, Road Haulage Association (RHA) Chief Executive Richard Burnett said that planning for road transport in the event of a no-deal Brexit is “dire” and “simply not robust enough”.

No-deal Brexit could mean six months of hold-ups at Dover

12 December 2018

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has written to health leaders telling them to check their plans for ensuring the continued supply of medicines.

A bridge too low?

12 December 2018

Twice in 2018, traffic approaching the port of Hull on the A63 has been brought to a halt after a lorry crashed into one of the bridges spanning the road and the same has undoubtedly occurred on major trade routes across the country.

MPs want greater Brexit clarity on transport

7 December 2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) is failing to engage with businesses over its post-Brexit preparations, a leading parliamentary committee has claimed.

Haulage industry needs free movement

6 December 2018

Ending the free movement of people might be something that Prime Minister Theresa May hails as a triumph of diplomacy, but it is seen very differently by the UK’s logistics sector.

Traffic Commissioners confirm 2019 financial levels

5 December 2018

Applying to existing haulage, bus and coach operators and to new applicants, the financial levels against which applications and continuations will be processed from the start of 2019 have been confirmed by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC).

DVSA warns on use of old tyres

5 December 2018

Using tyres that are more than 10 years old could land vehicle operators in trouble, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has warned.

Hauliers hail Nottingham’s air quality plans

5 December 2018

The subject of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) has never been far from the thoughts of the haulage industry in recent months as we have reflected in our reports (see Concerns over Bath clean-up, RHA believes Leeds CAZ plan is flawed and Cut in CAZ charge fails to impress hauliers, for example).