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Archive for July, 2013

RFG urges investment in Scottish railway

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

The Rail Freight Group is calling for more investment in the Perth-Inverness railway, parallel to the A9, arguing that moving freight onto rail would reduce the risk of accidents involving heavy lorries. The move follows the news that average speed cameras are being introduced to the A9, to reduce accidents. “The introduction of speed cameras Read more…

 

Freightliner introduces milestone service in Felixstowe

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Freightliner has launched a new service to Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, which has become Port of Felixstowe’s 30th daily rail service. The service will bring the number of freight train movements that the port handles each day to 60, and will take around 1.75 million HGV miles off the road network each year. Managing director Read more…

 

Police arrest 17 suspected truck stowaways at motorway services

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

26 July 2013 By Chris Tindall Police descended on Cobham Services in Surrey this week (22 July) after 17 stowaways were seen jumping out of the back of a lorry parked up at the site. A member of the public spotted the large group of men, women and children getting out of the foreign-registered silver Read more…

 

Final Transit rolls off the Southampton line, ending more than 40 years of production

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

26 July 2013 By George Barrow Production of the Ford Transit van at the company’s Southampton factory ceases today (26 July). The closure ends 41 years of Transit production at the site and more than 100 years of Ford vehicle production in Britain. The last Transit van, number 2,200,173, to roll off the Southampton line, Read more…

 

Authorised testing facility number 350 opened in Bridgwater, Somerset.

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

26 July 2013 By Robin Meczes Vosa has marked the opening of the 350th authorised testing facility (ATF) at Morrisons’ regional distribution centre in Bridgwater, Somerset. Vosa chief executive Alastair Peoples described the opening of the 350th site as “another milestone in the transformation of bus, coach and truck testing”.  Morrisons engineering manager Robert Ward Read more…

 

Tyne Tunnels toll increase given the green light

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

26 July 2013 By Ashleigh Wight A 28% increase in the Tyne Tunnels toll is to go ahead next year after plans to change the charging framework received approval yesterday (25 July). The cost for LGVs will rise to £3.20 on 1 January 2014, while plans to charge vans greater than 3m in height the Read more…

 

Profitability improves at Panalpina

Posted: Friday, July 26th, 2013

Panalpina’s consolidated profit increased by 44 per cent year-on-year to CHF 24 million (£16.8m) in the second quarter. Air Freight showed the first volume increase after nine quarters of declines and moreover grew ahead of market. Ocean Freight continued to gain market share, and logistics value-added services continued their positive development. “Our second quarter results show Read more…

 

French Eurotaxe open for registration

Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

25 July 2013 By Chris Druce The organisation administering the French Eurotaxe has opened for registrations for operators wishing to pay for it via one of the scheme’s recognised electronic toll system companies. Daniele Meini, CEO of Ecomouv the Eurotaxe administrator said:  “I confirm that Ecomouv is ready to start vehicles registrations operations. “This first Read more…

 

Hankook wins Allan Morris tyre supply contract

Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

25 July 2013 By admin Hankook Tyre UK has won a contract to supply Allan Morris‘ 27-strong fleet of Scania trucks, as well as its 41 tipper and moving floor trailers, with tyres. Allan Morris, which specialises in quarry haulage, has invested in reducing the environmental impact of its fleet. “In the end it was Read more…

 

Out Now! Commercial Motor 25 July

Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

25 July 2013 By admin This week’s issue of Commercial Motor magazine is out today (25 July). This week, owner of collapsed haulage firm Palletine Logistics (Midlands) tells us what caused the firm’s downfall, while CM looks at how Vosa is scaling up its enforcement operations ahead of the HGV Road User Levy. The latest Read more…