Transport confidence on the rise

Business confidence in transport and storage sector continues to rise, according to the latest UK Business Confidence Monitor from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Grant Thornton. Figures for the fourth quarter of 2013 shows confidence within the sector continue its upward path for the second consecutive quarter to +28.5, just

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Truck market takes off in October

October was a bumper month for the truck market – up 32 per cent on last year. And the van market was up 26.3 per cent, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. It means that for the first ten months of 2013, truck registrations are 3.2 per cent ahead of

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JDL Logistics in administration; transport operation closed

Bedford-based JDL Logistics has been placed into administration. The company, headed by directors Stephen and Lesley O’Neil, had an O-licence for 17 vehicles and 10 trailers registered at the Viking Industrial Estate. Elwell Watchorn Saxton was appointed on the 30 October to handle the administration of the firm. JDL’s directors declined to comment when Commercialmotor.com

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Highways Agency trials M4 hard-shoulder running

The Highways Agency (HA) will be opening up the hard shoulder to road users between junctions 19 and 20 on the M4 from today (5 November), in a three-week off-peak trial of its new motorway technology. Overhead messages and variable mandatory speed limits will indicate to drivers when they are able to use the hard

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New 4m trailer height threat

The road transport industry has responded robustly to a new threat that could see trailer heights across Europe set to no more than 4m. Following success last year in defeating a proposal to set the maximum trailer height at 4m across Europe as part of the Masses and Dimensions Directive, trade associations and business groups

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EM Rogers updates traditional livery

EM Rogers Transport has started rolling out its new livery, which keeps the Northampton-based haulier’s traditional green and yellow theme. The refresh began with the introduction of two used Volvo FHs to its fleet last month. It is also expecting delivery of a new left-hand-drive Daf XF this week, with two more on order for

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