Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Liverpool carriageway opens

Monday, 28th February, 2011

A major new carriageway has opened in Liverpool in order to provide safer, quicker travel in and out of the city from the east. The new road section is called Low Hall and Mount Vernon Road and opens for public use this week, having been constructed as part Read the full article…

Mercedes-Benz named Consumer Superbrand of the year

Monday, 28th February, 2011

Car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has been named as the most prestigious superbrand in the UK for 2011 in a new public poll. The Consumer Superbrands survey, which was conducted among 2,000 British adults by The Centre for Brand Analysis, ranked the motor retailer ahead of corporations such as Rolex Read the full article…

Government ‘must do more to encourage take-up of green HGV technology’

Monday, 28th February, 2011

  The government has been called upon to give hauliers more incentives to invest in environmentally-friendly heavy goods vehicle (HGV) upgrades. Industry body the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has noted that green truck innovations are “not inexpensive” and currently remain a commercial risk to drivers due to their untested nature. Simon Chapman, the FTA’s chief Read the full article…

Birmingham council wins award for highways scheme

Friday, 25th February, 2011

Birmingham City Council and public services provider Amey have won an award for the large-scale highways maintenance programme they will be conducting over the coming years. The Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service has won the European Services PPP Deal of the Year title at the Project Finance Read the full article…

Rising demand for used vans noted in January 2011

Thursday, 24th February, 2011

Van drivers have been more willing to invest in used vans during January 2011, according to new figures from British Car Auctions (BCA). The retailer’s monthly market report has revealed that traditional trading patterns have made a return in the first weeks of the new year, with sold Read the full article…