Monthly Archives: March 2011

Merseyside Police to hold meeting with hauliers

Thursday, 31st March, 2011

Merseyside Police are to be involved in a forthcoming meeting between officers and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers taking place at an M6 service station. The police force, in association with Lancashire Constabulary, will be conducting a drop-in meeting at Charnock Richard services on April 6th 2011 in Read the full article…

Car dealerships ‘can cut costs with green measures’

Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

  Car dealers are being advised to improve their environmental performance in order to unlock thousands of pounds in cost savings. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in conjunction with the RMI and the Carbon Trust, has published a report revealing that the average dealership could save up to £10,000 a year by Read the full article…

Greener driving ‘can save motorists money’

Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Motorists have been reminded that adopting better driving practices can help them to save money in the long run. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has advised that by adopting more environmentally conscious driving practices to boost their efficiency, car owners can avoid having to spend as much Read the full article…

Land Rover produces 250,000th Freelander 2 in Merseyside

Tuesday, 29th March, 2011

Land Rover is celebrating the production of its 250,000th Freelander 2 vehicle at its manufacturing plant in Halewood, Merseyside. The landmark unit, a 2.2 litre TD4 Diesel GS in Fuji White, has been built around four years after the Freelander 2 originally went into production at the site Read the full article…

Glasgow parking fees ‘may increase for diesel cars’

Monday, 28th March, 2011

Owners of diesel cars in Glasgow may be set to see an increase in parking costs, according to a report. The Scotsman states that Glasgow and Edinburgh authorities are considering following the lead of England’s Kensington and Chelsea Council, which is implementing a £15 surcharge on annual parking Read the full article…

FTA welcomes industry impact of fuel duty cut

Friday, 25th March, 2011

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has praised the government decision to cut the cost of fuel duty as being a positive move for the haulage sector. Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement in the Budget that a planned rise in fuel tax in April will be cancelled comes after the Read the full article…

SMMT: Motor trade will benefit from Budget

Thursday, 24th March, 2011

  The motor industry and overall economy in the UK will benefit from the measures outlined by the government in its new Budget. This is the view of the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which has welcomed chancellor George Osborne’s growth strategy as auguring well for the future competitiveness and attractiveness of the Read the full article…