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November 10, 2016
Driving whilst using a mobile phone

Mobile phones and driving: the consultation results

On the 26 January 2016 the Department for Transport (DfT) issued a consultation1 entitled “A consultation on changes to the Fixed Penalty Notice and penalty points […]
October 26, 2016
Distance travelled charging on UK motorways

Making money from the roads

The government is once again visiting the idea of charging for distance travelled by road. This lorry road user charge for HGVs could be prosed alongside […]
October 17, 2016
Love your lorry week success

We do love our lorries

The recent National Lorry Week 2016 was hailed as an ‘unprecedented success’. The Week long event started at a House of Commons reception with over 50 MPs showing […]
May 11, 2016

Will London’s new mayor favour the logistics industry?

The New London Mayor Sadiq Khan is now ensconced in City Hall and so will be looking to may his mark on London swiftly.

April 29, 2016

Bigfoot offer RHA accredited CPC Driver Training

Looking for the best rates for Driver CPC training, at times to suit your needs?

 

Bigfoot offer quality, RHA accredited training for all HGV and PCV drivers, any day of the week. So you can ensure you or your drivers have the required hours of training - and get the maximum benefit from it too.

April 13, 2016

Will London mayor candidates favour HGVs

What have London’s mayoral election have promised HGV driving voters?

March 23, 2016

Home Office fines for lorry drivers and hauliers are being challenged.

The firms challenging the rules - one Romanian and one Dutch - want the fines cancelled and Home Office guidelines rewritten.

Hauliers and drivers can face civil penalties of up to £2,000 per migrant. Last year alone more than £6m of fines were issued for occurrences just in Calais.

March 11, 2016

Will the Chancellor cut fuel duty?

The FTA has written to George Orsborne in a pre-Budget submission stating that a reduction in fuel duty would have significant economic benefits for the UK.

 

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