Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fuel duty increases ‘will harm haulage industry’

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has expressed concern that forthcoming increases to fuel duty will make business conditions more difficult for struggling haulage industry firms. As of January 1st 2011, the cost of a litre of fuel will rise by 0.76 pence, the third increase since April 2010 and one which takes average prices Read the full article…

Road works on Liverpool’s Edge Lane to begin in 2011

A long-delayed project to redevelop Liverpool’s Edge Lane road will finally get underway in February 2011. Motorists in the area have been advised that delays are likely to ensue as a result of the extensive 12-month project, which will create a dual carriageway leading into the city centre, reports the Liverpool Echo. Rob Monaghan, Read the full article…

Birmingham drivers targeted in police ANPR operation

West Midlands Police have reported the success of a recent automatic number place recognition system (ANPR) operation targeting criminals and illegal drivers in the region. The constabulary has been conducting Operation Storm in the Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton areas in order to intercept vehicles driven by those suspected of committing misdemeanours. During the scheme, Read the full article…

Mazda highlights success of fleet vehicle supply scheme

Auto manufacturer Mazda has underlined the success of a programme that has allowed it to meet demand from corporate customers. The company established a fleet vehicle sold order pot scheme in the fourth quarter of 2009, which involves a stock of vehicles being kept aside at Zeebrugge in Belgium based on retailer predictions of Read the full article…

Skoda hails ‘great’ performance in 2010

Manufacturer Skoda has hailed 2010 as a “great” year for the brand after it was able to achieve record-breaking sales and awards recognition. The company has recorded its best ever annual sales in the last 12 months, with more than 40,000 vehicles having been sold in the UK, increasing its overall market share to Read the full article…

Glasgow taxi firms to use iPhone app to improve safety

A number of Glasgow taxi firms are to utilise a locally-developed iPhone application to provide additional security for clients. Companies including Glasgow Taxis, City Cars, Network Taxis and Hampden Cars have signed up to use the MyTaxiRank app, which was developed by entrepreneurs Frankie and Andrew Anderson from Bishopbriggs. The app allows clients to Read the full article…

Drivers ‘must plan ahead for long winter trips’

Motorists should ensure they plan ahead before setting off on long winter trips in order to minimise the danger posed by driving in icy conditions. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is advising drivers to take measures such as regularly checking the latest weather and traffic reports and making sure their Read the full article…

Drivers ‘seeing shortages of winter tyres’

Motorists are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase winter tyres during the current cold snap due to a lack of supply, according to research. What Car? conducted a survey of 40 tyre outlets across the country and found that 87 per cent of them are now waiting for new deliveries of winter wheels, which Read the full article…