Transport minister defends cost of lorry park

Posted by on 19 April 2016 | Comments

Transport minister Andrew Jones has defended the government’s decision to spend up to £250m on a lorry park replacement for Operation Stack, after appearing in front of the Transport Committee.

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Hingley Transport calls on government to save our steel with special livery

Posted by on 18 April 2016 | Comments

Haulier Hingley Transport is showing its support for British Steel after having ‘Save Our Steel’ printed on three of its trailers.

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Operators advised to read guidance after firm without transport manager is suspended from operating

Posted by on 18 April 2016 | Comments

Traffic commissioner (TC) for the East of England Richard Turfitt suspended a business from operating earlier this month and curtailed its O-licence after it failed to inform him that a transport manager had stopped carrying out her duties.

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Eddie Stobart driver jailed for six months after being caught drink driving on M6 toll

Posted by on 15 April 2016 | Comments

An Eddie Stobart driver has been jailed for six months after he was caught reversing his HGV on the M6 toll road while twice over the drink drive limit.Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group were called at around 11.

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CV Show 2016: Local teens to face industry 'dragons' in Make-It Challenge

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | Comments

This year’s CV Show will see youngsters from across the West Midlands learning about the commercial vehicle industry through the Make-It Challenge event.

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Out now: Commercial Motor 14 April issue

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | Comments

The CV Show is just two weeks away, and once again the line up of exhibitors is impressive, varied and, dare we say it, exciting.

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Gregory Distribution supports Devon Air Ambulance Trust with new livery

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | Comments

Gregory Distribution is in a whirl with the new Devon Air Ambulance Trust livery on one of its trailers.The charity is raising money to fund night-time flights, and the Devon-based operator is raising awareness with the campaign material on the vehicle.

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Wincanton to pay £20,000 in unfair dismissal case

Posted by on 14 April 2016 | Comments

Wincanton has been ordered to pay £20,000 in damages after an employee, who was sacked after being accused of exaggerating injuries sustained at work, won her claim of unfair dismissal.

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London mayoral candidates target changes to HGV policy

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | Comments

Candidates in London’s mayoral election have promised voters sweeping changes to emissions legislation, HGV safety and speed limits in the capital if elected.

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Trailblazer scheme could include licence funding

Posted by on 13 April 2016 | Comments

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) could include funding for HGV licence acquisition in its HGV Trailblazer apprenticeship.When the bid was approved in December 2015, RHA policy director Jack Semple told Commercialmotor.

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Fines hike for bad drivers

Posted by on 2 July 2013 | 0 Comments

Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-thespot penalties under new measures announced in June by road safety minister Stephen Hammond. The changes are set to be enforced from July will give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving, giving them greater flexibility...

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