The migrant crisis is an ever increasing problem with a substantial impact on the road transport and rail industries. UK Border Force are now putting tighter controls in place at many of the ports, including Calais, Coquelles and Dunkerque. By James Lomax, Backhouse Jones Solicitors
On 5 March, 2016 the BBC reported that driverless lorries are to be trialled in the UK with the Department for Transport saying the UK would "lead the way" in testing driverless "HGV platoons"
Rear vision security cameras
The Journey 1 by Hyndsight Vision Systems is a lightweight, fully wire free camera and monitor unit that can be used with up to four cameras to monitor the rear and sides of trucks and containers for unlawful, and what could ultimately be costly, intrusion.
On 1 April, 2016 the UK government’s small and medium sized businesses (SME) credit data sharing scheme will make it easier for new challenger banks and alternative finance providers to check credit worthiness of potential business customers.
More strikes and protests are planned for today (24 May) and Thursday, with disruption expected at ports, airports and on rail lines with rolling strikes expected every Wednesday and Thursday until July.
Neville Dale, of RHA member David Dale Removals, was 'gob-smacked' by the situation at French ports.
Driving charities the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the Under 17 Car Club (U17CC) have combined efforts, which will provide young drivers a unique pathway to safe and enjoyable driving even before they are old enough to pass their test.
Ferry operator DFDS has opened its new terminal building at the Port of Dunkirk.
Suddath in Florida has recently announced the appointment of Larry Goldman to its Global Moving Services business unit as vice president of residential sales.
ATE (UK) Ltd has become a Van Excellence scheme recognised partner, joining over 40 other organisations that have been recognised as supplying valuable products and services to van operators.
Specialist insurance broker Basil E. Fry & Company Limited has announced the appointment of Ria Houston B.A. (Hons) Dip CII as a director.
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