Road User Levy to be enforced in Northern Ireland

14 November 2014

A motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which requires hauliers from outside of the UK to pay to use the Northern Ireland road network, has been defeated after a vote in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Roads revolution good for freight

13 November 2014

The "biggest, boldest and most far-reaching road improvement programme" for 40 years has been announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Grant helps move freight off roads

12 November 2014

A new service aims to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on Scotland's roads by transporting timber by sea.

End of pay booths at Dartford Crossing

11 November 2014

Pay booths on the Dartford Crossing will close for good at the end of this month as, from Sunday 30 November, new payment arrangements will be introduced.

Lorry catches offenders on the A66

10 November 2014

Cumbria Police's Operational Support Unit has been using an unliveried large goods vehicle as an observational platform from which to monitor and film motorists, including a number of lorry drivers, committing offences.

Delays expected on Second Severn Crossing

10 November 2014

The Highways Agency has warned drivers to expect diversions and delays for the next two weekends as overnight essential maintenance is carried out on the M4 Second Severn Crossing.

Ferry good news for Teesport

6 November 2014

We reported various changes to ferry services last week to which can now be added an improvement of the P&O Ferries' service between Teesport and Zeebrugge.

Operators warned about poor management of diabetes

5 November 2014

A new report from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has highlighted the fact that more needs to be done to persuade drivers with Type 2 diabetes to seek support from the medical profession and their employers.

Delay in safer HGV design will cost lives

4 November 2014

Reports that law-makers in Brussels are coming under pressure from manufacturers to delay the introduction of safer, cleaner heavy goods vehicle (HGV) designs until sometime in the 2020s have dismayed transport and safety experts in the UK.

Confidence in UK logistics sector remains high

4 November 2014

The latest UK Logistics Confidence Index has risen by almost 36% since its lowest point in late 2012, despite a slight dip in confidence in the latest survey compared to the second half of 2013.