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Bus Lanes To Be Shared By HGV’s In Wales, But Will It Ease Congestion And Should This Approach Be Taken In Other Parts Of The Uk?

The Welsh Government is currently considering the potential of allowing HGV’s to use bus lanes in order to improve the flow of traffic and ease congestion during certain times, but how might this affect other road users such as cyclists that currently enjoy use of the lanes, and should this approach be considered for bus […]

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Are electric trucks finally on the horizon?

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Elon Musk, CEO of electric vehicle specialists Tesla, last night presented the ‘Tesla Semi’ to excited car owners and hauliers at an airport hangar in Los Angeles. Ahead of the launch Musk tweeted: “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” The truck is said to be able […]

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London’s Toxic Charge (T- Charge)

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Today sees the start of Sadiq Khan’s new ‘T-Charge’ introduced for drivers entering Central London’s congestion charge zone in an effort to tackle the sharp rise in pollution the capital has experienced in recent years. The focus of the charge is to reduce the levels of toxic air by charging £10 for diesel and petrol […]

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Are the day’s numbered for diesel cars?

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An ultra low emission zone will come into force in London in April 2019 with a reported £24 a day fee for some drivers, described as the so called “toxin tax” other UK cities are expected to follow suit. The government have been forced to act by a High Court judge after losing a legal […]

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Will our roads have to close?

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It’s that time of the year again with organisations such as Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) releasing their annual ALARM survey regarding the general condition of roads in England & Wales and the findings are concerning to say the least. AIA have stated that the amount of money needed to bring the roads up to scratch […]

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NEWSFLASH – trg are awarded sole supply of Superdrug on a national basis and add Pontefract to its portfolio

As part of A S Watson’s strategy for service excellence, they have awarded sole supply of their UK Superdrug distribution operation to trg Logistics. trg Logistics have successfully managed the distribution operation of their Southern RDC at Dunstable for the past 8 years CEO Nick Gordon said “this is a fantastic opportunity which wouldn’t have […]

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Could this be the start of a new age for road safety?

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SteerSafe, a campaign aimed at diminishing the blind spots on commercial vehicles and increasing road safety as a whole, believe so. SteerSafe has reviewed that physically removing the HGV’s blind spots is a near impossible task and that a simple solution has been long over looked. By placing a bird’s-eye view camera above the vehicles, […]

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Are electric trucks a step closer to becoming the common place vehicle of our roads?

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Well innovative automotive technology company Charge think so and have announced plans to release a range of brand new electric trucks for 2017. Charge are planning to develop trucks in a range of sizes from 3.5 tonnes to 26 tonnes. They also state that all of their vehicles will be built from ultra-lightweight material and […]

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Will updating lorry sat-navs prevent bridge strikes?

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Britain’s largest map producers, Ordance Survey, is creating new sat-nav software containing updated information on road widths, weight restrictions, bridge heights and restrictions on left or right turns at junctions. The main aim of this new software is to prevent lorry drivers getting themselves into difficult situations due to a lack of knowledge on where […]

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Tower Bridge to be closed for essential maintenance works

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From the 1st October to the 30th December 2016 the 122 year old bridge will be closed for essential maintenance works. The bridge was last refurbished in 1970 and carries around 40,000 people, including 21,000 vehicles a day. This heavy use has taken its toll on the Grade 1 listed landmark and the City of […]

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