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LSTs proving welcome addition to Acumen fleet as it adds four

Acumen has expanded its fleet of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) by four, takings its total number of trailers to 21 – an encouraging sign for the Freight and Logistics Division of the Department of Transport’s study into the efficiency of LSTs.

How fast is too fast?

When transport minister Claire Perry set out government plans to raise the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50 mph she suggested that it could result in savings of up to £11m a year.

Ministerial role for Hayes at DfT

John Hayes has been appointed minister of state at the Department for Transport in David Cameron’s ministerial reshuffle

Longer trailers cut road miles, says DfT report

Between 375,000 and 560,000 HGV vehicle miles have been removed from the road as a result of longer semi-trailer operations since September 2012, according to a review of the trial by the Department for Transport

DfT sets out plans to fine foreign truckers

The government has put forward proposals to issue on-the-spot fines to truckers who fail to pay the HGV levy or break the drivers’ hours rules in a move designed to improve enforcement for foreign vehicles

Time to embrace the diversity

The omni-channel revolution is all too often seen as the death of bricks and mortar – but in reality it is a move towards greater diversity in the retail marketplace. But, warns Johanna Parsons, with diversity comes complexity

Diverse demands

The changing nature of warehouse operations is having an impact on the choices operators must make. Johanna Parsons reports

Top retailers go portcentric

Swapping the south for the north is proving highly profitable in supply chain terms. Liza Helps investigates

DfT seeks industry views on new HGV Levy

The Department for Transport is seeking industry views on its recently announced secondary legislation relating to the HGV Road User Levy Act 2013