Unloading petrol from road tankers

12 December 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new approved code of practice (ACOP) and guidance on the subject of unloading petrol from road tankers under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

Not everything can be delivered on Santa's sleigh

11 December 2014

In response to the lack of any announcement in the recent Autumn Statement on funding for training in the freight transport sector, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has confirmed that it is actively pressing for talks on the matter with the Government.

It was all the drivers' fault

10 December 2014

Traffic Commissioner for London and the South East, Nick Denton, was not impressed when a director of a Brighton-based recycling firm, Mark Ratcliffe, claimed that his drivers were at fault for not knowing the rules about driving time.

Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight route secured

9 December 2014

The Scottish Government, DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agree to continue the Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight shipping service under the management of the ferry company.

Operator given indefinite disqualification

8 December 2014

When a Traffic Commissioner tells you that he is appalled at your behaviour it does not bode well so Ayub Manzoor cannot have been too surprised when Nick Jones announced that he was to be disqualified for an indefinite period of time.

Illegal fuel operations shut down

5 December 2014

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has had significant successes in Essex and Merseyside in its fight against suppliers of illegal diesel, raiding two suspected laundering plants, capable of evading an estimated £12 million in duty between them,

Changing times for freight

4 December 2014

Getting the timing right: Making the most of quieter times for deliveries is a new guide which shows operators, businesses and local authorities how they can work together to increase the flexibility of freight delivery times in London.

Help for tired drivers

4 December 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness of a dangerous condition affecting sleep patterns and its impact on drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

New roads but where are the new drivers?

3 December 2014

The Government's pledge that it will invest £15 billion to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads has been given only a guarded welcome by hauliers who first want to see money spent on training new drivers.