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Increasing exports for all but UK

European SMEs, apart from those in the UK, are increasingly using exports as a way to grow revenue, according to a UPS survey. The UK is an exception because confidence in exporting decreased following the EU referendum.

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FTA backs May’s vision for tariff-free trade

The Freight Transport Association has backed Prime Minister Teresa May’s vision of “tariff-free and frictionless trade” with the European Union and free trade agreements with other partners globally.

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DfT invests £1.2bn in roads

The government is to invest £1.2 billion in improving roads, cutting congestion and improving journey times.

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.

Litigation funder takes on truck makers

Bentham, the litigation funding organisation, plans to fund legal action on behalf of truck purchasers who believe they are victims of the European truck cartel.

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RHA to sue truck makers over price fixing

The RHA is to claim compensation for UK hauliers after the European Union fined commercial vehicle manufacturers nearly €3 billion for price fixing in July.

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Hauliers fear foreign drivers will quit UK

There is a fear among RHA members that lorry drivers from Eastern Europe will start to return home because of the declining pound, the association has said.