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  • New trade name for Scania’s S-series sleeper cabs

    Dec 03, 2019
    Scania is renaming its most premium trucks, the S-series. Instead of the letter S followed by the actual horsepower, the new trade name will be the horsepower followed by an S, like 450 S or 730 S.
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  • FTA helps to demystify brake test reports

    Nov 29, 2019
    Commercial vehicle operators are struggling to decipher their brake test reports, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). To help operators understand the complex documents, FTA has launched an online guide titled Brake test report.
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  • UK drivers still need Driver CPC after Brexit

    Nov 14, 2019
    Even if Britain leaves the EU with ‘no deal’, UK professional drivers will still be required to have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Training must be completed in the usual way before the appropriate deadline.
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  • Essential information for hauliers for when the UK leaves the EU

    Nov 12, 2019
    At the time of writing, The Mover has no way of knowing if the UK will leave the EU by the new deadline of 31 January, 2020. However, if it does, and if there is no deal, these are the documents hauliers will need when travelling across The Channel.
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  • Operation Brock now operating on the M20

    Oct 28, 2019
    Drivers of lorries weighing more than 7.5 tonnes heading for Eurotunnel or the Port of Dover on the M20 should follow signs directing them onto the coastbound carriageway of the M20 between junction 8 for Maidstone and junction 9 for Ashford.
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  • Armishaws expands fleet despite Brexit uncertainty

    Oct 24, 2019
    Wincanton-based Armishaws Removals has recently taken delivery of four Maxi Mover low loader Peugeot vans, taking its small move fleet up to twelve.
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  • Volvo Trucks launches mileage-based service contract

    Oct 23, 2019
    Volvo Trucks has recently launched its Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract, a new usage-based service contract where monthly fees are aligned with actual mileage.
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  • Are you prepared for Brexit? Give your views

    Oct 22, 2019
    The DfT and DVSA are asking for views to help them understand UK hauliers' awareness and how prepared they are for changes if the UK leaves the EU.
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  • Leading EV charge point operators plan roaming agreement

    Oct 21, 2019
    A group of Europe’s leading smart EV charging providers; Allego, EVBox, NewMotion, Charge4Europe, Chargemap and ChargePoint, signed a letter of intent on 1 October pledging to open up their networks in the Nordic countries and the UK by the end of 2019.
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  • No-deal truck tariffs will hit operators hard

    Oct 17, 2019
    Both the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have reacted angrily to the UK government’s announcement that a 16% tariff will be imposed on new HGVs following a no-deal Brexit.
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  • Central London 20mph limit approved

    Sep 28, 2019
    Work will begin later this year to convert 8.9km of Central London’s roads to 20mph maximum speed. The work will be completed in early 2020.
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  • FTA to provide free Brexit readiness workshops

    Sep 27, 2019
    With less than 40 days until the UK is due to leave the EU, goods vehicle operators must ensure they are fully prepared for a No-Deal Brexit. To provide hauliers with the information they need to keep their EU-UK operations running as smoothly as possible, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a series of free half-day workshops, taking place throughout September and October 2019 in venues across the UK.
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  • Scaled back CAZ in Newcastle

    Sep 26, 2019
    Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils have submitted to government revised options to tackle pollution in the region, which scales back a wider Clean Air Zone (CAZ) after a public consultation revealed little enthusiasm for the plans.
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  • O licence lending spells end of vehicle operations for two businesses

    Sep 26, 2019
    When the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) stopped a vehicle during a routine check, the officer found that it was displaying a licence disc that wasn’t in the name of the business operating the vehicle. The firm didn’t have its own O licence.
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  • Van Excellence announces partnership with FleetCheck

    Sep 22, 2019
    The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Van Excellence scheme, which promotes the safe and efficient operation of vans in the UK, has announced a partnership with FleetCheck, fleet management software.
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  • Scania UK launches golden anniversary V8

    Sep 22, 2019
    Scania is launching a limited edition of 25 flagship S-series Highline tractor units in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its V8 engine.
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  • UK drivers still need Driver CPC after Brexit

    Sep 10, 2019
    At the time of writing we have no idea whether the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October as planned. But, even if it leaves with ‘no deal’, UK professional drivers will still be required to have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Training must be completed in the usual way before the appropriate deadline.
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  • Scania adds a 540 hp version to its 13-litre engine range

    Sep 01, 2019
    Scania’s range of 13-litre inline six-cylinder engines has now been complemented by a 540 hp version.
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  • Matthew James Goes Hybrid

    Aug 31, 2019
    Matthew James Global Relocations has taken delivery of a Scania Hybrid P320. The company claims the pre-production Scania is the first to be used in the UK. The vehicle is currently being fitted with a four-container body at SBR in Preston and is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.
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  • Only two weeks to go: consultation on banning tyres aged 10 years and older

    Aug 16, 2019
    The Department for Transport’s (DFT) consultation on banning 10-year-old tyres closes on 1 September, so there's only around two weeks left to have your say.
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