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Shell launches info hub for fleet managers

Shell has launched ‘Fluid Thinking’, an online platform designed to support fleet managers in optimising the efficiency of their business operations.

Calais rest stop closures put drivers at risk – FTA

The Freight Transport Association has called on the French authorities to provide more safe lorry parking for trans-European freight transport around Calais, arguing that drivers are being put at risk by recent closures.

TC warns operators of potential to lose licences

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has warned operators that for those applying for extensions to meet financial standing tests or appointing new transport managers may lose their licence if requirements are not met in time.

Big plans for Argos

Argos used Paragon to plan more than one million Fast Track deliveries over the Christmas trading period, the company as said.


HGVs not to blame for pot-holes, says RHA

The RHA has rejected Local Government Association (LGA) claims that pot-hole levels are “likely to surge” due to an increase in the number of HGVs. The LGA said that the “heavier the vehicle, the more pressure is likely to be exerted on road surfaces, causing them to crumble quicker and form potholes”.

Transport prices fall

Transport prices have dropped by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the third, the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting has found.

IRF takes over Thetford freight forwarder

Dutch group IRF has bought Thetford-based operator UFS from owner Ray Ludlum who is retiring. UFS operates services to Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. IRF. has been a well established transport partner of UFS for 20 years. In a statement IRF said the acquisition was a logical step in the expansion of both IRF […]

FTA praises Manchester transport plan

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Greater Manchester’s transport plan saying it’s focused on improving road connectivity and keeping traffic moving.