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
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
London mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for out-of-hours delivery trials to reduce congestion in the capital. The move follows the success of out-of-hours deliveries during the Olympics last summer. The aim is to start the trail early in the new year. The new scheme was unveiled at the London Freight Forum. Johnson said: “The
The Freight Transport Association is urging commercial vehicle operators to improve their understanding of how parking restrictions work, after it was revealed that drivers are now paying 30 million GBP a month in parking fines. A survey by the association last year highlighted a 50 per cent rise in the number of PCNs being issued
Parcel volumes are up by 25 per cent on last year, UK Mail said in a trading update for the first half. The rise in average daily volumes for the six months to 30th September was largely driven by an increase in home deliveries related to online shopping, the company said. This resulted in a
Royal Mail is opening ten temporary parcel sort centres for the Christmas peak, and recruiting around 4,000 seasonal workers on a phased basis from 4th November. This is the third year it will run the temporary sites in Motherwell, Livingston, Leeds, Heywood in Greater Manchester, Tamworth, Llantrisant in South Wales, Swindon, Greenford, Peterborough and Northampton.