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Growing evidence that all lane running is safe

There is growing evidence that all lane running on motorways is safe, the government has told the House of Commons Transport Committee, which had called for a halt to the roll out of the scheme.

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UPS launches eBike

UPS has launched its first eBike – an electrically-assisted tricycle which is designed to deliver packages. The launch, which is in a testing phase, coincides with the delivery company’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions.

Haulage operators unaware of new tax

Many haulage operators are unaware of the new ‘apprenticeship levy’ tax which comes into force from April 2017, the RHA has said. The association said that the only way to avoid simply losing the tax money is to gain it back as funding for an apprenticeship.

Advanced launches European road freight division

Advanced Supply Chain Group has launched a European road freight division to meet demand for a road freight service to complement its existing offering, the majority of which is fashion and garment logistics.

Drivers told to stock up on fuel for France

Rise in fuel price will hit hauliers hard, says RHA

The RHA has said that the fuel duty freeze at 57.95ppl has been “cancelled out by the news that the price of fuel is set to rise”. It said that hauliers would be hit hard by the rise in the price of fuel.

TCs offer guidance on increased standard licence costs

Traffic Commissioners are offering guidance to help operators and licence applicants prepare for increased standard licence financial standing tests. The new levels will come into effect on 1 January.

UK van registrations at record high

Road freight market to be disrupted

A new report by market research company Transport Intelligence has said that the European road freight industry is “on the threshold of a period of systemic change which will transform operating models and disrupt markets.”

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No evidence for IRU allegations

No evidence has been found against the International Road Transport Union (IRU), which was accused of hiding member funds of $550 million earlier this year.

RHA welcome for £1.3bn road plan

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed reports that chancellor Philip Hammond has earmarked an extra £1.3bn is to be spent on improving Britain’s road network.

Co-op back Road Safety Week

The Co-op is using its fleet of lorries, which are being fitted with the latest safety features, to help deliver road awareness messages to hundreds of school children.