Ferry update

31 October 2014

We reported in May that DFDS was planning to close the ferry between Harwich and Esbjerg (Denmark) and the service finally came to an end on 29 September 2014.

Call for green discounts for commercial vehicles in London

30 October 2014

A consultation by Transport for London (TFL) on a possible Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has led to a sharp response from a leading hauliers' organisation, demanding to know why action has to be deferred until 2020.

Ultra Low Emission Zone for London?

29 October 2014

London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) if proposals put forward by London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) are approved.

No drivers, no Christmas

28 October 2014

Last month we reported a warning from the Freight Transport Association that driver shortages could threaten Christmas deliveries: now the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has told shoppers that they can expect empty shelves unless urgent action is taken.

Watch out for Calais clandestines

27 October 2014

Considerable publicity has been given to the numbers of people camped near the port of Calais hoping to complete their illegal, and desperate, journey to the UK from some of the world's poorest and most conflict-ravaged regions.

A blue light is flashing — I'll ring you back

24 October 2014

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) makes the point that using a mobile phone while driving is both a criminal offence and a serious road safety risk and, if you are driving a large vehicle such as a bus or lorry, the dangers are even greater.

Updated guide to workplace transport safety

23 October 2014

Providing advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk, the third edition of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) guide to workplace transport safety has just been published.

Going the final mile

22 October 2014

Of all the millions of miles driven by transport firms, one is increasingly under the spotlight; the last mile in the journey to the customer.

Daily sailings between Teesport and Zeebrugge

21 October 2014

Despite the Chancellor's recent warnings about slowdowns in the Euro-zone affecting UK trade, freight ferries between the UK and the continent still seem to be doing good business and P&O is the latest to expand its North Sea routes.

Your sins will find you out

20 October 2014

A transport operator became used to getting away with offences to the extent that a "culture of falsification" developed which the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (now the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)) was unable to pin down.