Category Archives: haulage

New low emissions fuel station opened

Thursday, 23rd May, 2013

23 May 2013 Tweet The first bio-methane-fuelled filling station has now opened in Daventry. The pump is the first in the UK to dispense Bio-LNG and could be the first step towards low emissions fuel being dispensed via a nationwide network. The Bio-LNG that Read the full article…

Haulage companies go green

Friday, 17th May, 2013

17 May 2013   Tweet   Many haulage companies are starting to turn to greener options for their fleets. As carbon dioxide emissions are one of the biggest causes of global warming, more and more UK lorry and haulage companies are working to go green in order to cut down emissions. Many companies have started Read the full article…

TfL’s safer lorries win cyclist award

Wednesday, 15th May, 2013

15 May 2013 Tweet Transport for London’s (TfL’s) programme that aims to make lorries safer when it comes to improving the visibility of cyclists has been praised at the London Cycling Awards. The procurement programme has been named ‘best London cycling initiative’ at the Read the full article…

Ecommerce growth could provide boosts for haulage firms

Thursday, 23rd February, 2012

The haulage and courier industry could be boosted by the continued growth in ecommerce, with more and more people turning to the internet to do their shopping. Jeremiah Johnston, president of the Internet Commerce Association, said that, recession notwithstanding, the channel has continued its rise at a “very Read the full article…

Campaign launched to save freight policing body

Monday, 6th February, 2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) have joined forces, along with sector publisher Road Transport Media, to launch a campaign aimed at securing the future of freight crime investigative unit TruckPol. Established after the closure of the National Stolen Lorry Load Desk (NSLLD) Read the full article…

Freight sector ‘taking strides to reduce emissions’

Thursday, 2nd February, 2012

Haulage companies in the UK have made a concerted effort to cut down on their carbon emission and reduce the pollution caused by the sector, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme’s second annual report has revealed a collective reduction of 2.6 per Read the full article…

Scrapping tariff ‘could raise operator costs’

Tuesday, 31st January, 2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has spoken out about plans to scrap the Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) for lorries using ferry services in the Western Isles of Scotland. Lorries will from April cease to be included in the RET scheme, which offers discounted rates by setting ferry fares Read the full article…

FTA: Lorry charge must be cost-neutral

Wednesday, 25th January, 2012

Government proposals to charge foreign lorries for using UK roads have been met with approval from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), although it has warned the scheme should not place any financial or administrative burden on UK operators. Simon Chapman, the FTA’s chief economist, pointed out foreign freight Read the full article…

Logistics ‘vital to UK growth’

Monday, 16th January, 2012

Logistics and transport are finally gaining some recognition for their role in Britain’s economic development, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief executive. Geoff Dunning met with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and employment minister Christ Grayling last week to discuss the transport sector and has been Read the full article…