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    DAF apprentices hailed as heroes for coming to pregnant woman’s late-night aid

    DAF apprentices hailed as heroes for coming to pregnant woman’s late-night aid

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    Six DAF apprentices have been called heroes after they helped a pregnant woman who was stranded late at night with a flat tyre in Bristol. Natalie Jones, 25, had been on a night out at Cribbs Causeway in the city, but on returning to her car found that it had a flat tyre. After several

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    RHA hits out at TfL Direct Vision ‘fiasco’ that could see half of existing HGVs banned from capital

    RHA hits out at TfL Direct Vision ‘fiasco’ that could see half of existing HGVs banned from capital

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    Up to half of existing HGVs could be banned from London by 2024 if a proposal by Transport for London (TfL) is applied. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said it was “horrified” at TfL’s latest proposal for applying a new London-only Direct Vision Standard starting in 2020. At a meeting on March 17, TfL said

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    Call for CCTV footage of ‘swerve to avoid’ crashes to be made available to insurers

    Call for CCTV footage of ‘swerve to avoid’ crashes to be made available to insurers

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    Traffic flow CCTV footage should be made available to insurance companies in cases of ‘swerve to avoid’ accidents, an insurance firm has claimed. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has clarified that traffic flow CCTV does not constitute personal data. In light of this, Claims Management & Adjusting (CMA) has called for the footage to be

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    RHA welcomes government u-turn over increase in NI contributions for self-employed

    RHA welcomes government u-turn over increase in NI contributions for self-employed

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    The government has abandoned its plans to increase National Insurance (NI) contributions for self-employed people, Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced. The u-turn – coming just a week after the measure was announced in the Budget – has been welcomed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), who said it would have had a serious adverse impact

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    Biglorryblog: ALE getting windy in Saudi Arabia

    Biglorryblog: ALE getting windy in Saudi Arabia

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    Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the Jubail Industrial Port and transported them over 600km to Huraymila, using a combination of conventional trailers

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    Biglorryblog: UKCM drivers choose Volvo

    Biglorryblog: UKCM drivers choose Volvo

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    To meet its growth ambitions for 2017, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) of Northwich in Cheshire has taken delivery of another five Volvo FH-460 6×2 tractor units , The latest additions are part of programme, started in 2014, that will see the company update its entire fleet to Volvo trucks. Operations Director Liz Wolstenholme says: “We

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    Biglorryblog: JSH “C” two new tippers

    Biglorryblog: JSH “C” two new tippers

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    Leicestershire-based JSH Ltd. has taken on two new 32 tonne Range C430 8x4s with day cabs following positive experiences of both the vehicle and excellent support from local dealer, Renault Trucks Coventry. Complete with Swadlincote Aluminium & Welding (SAW) aluminium tipper bodies, the new Range Cs join JSH’s six-strong fleet, delivering aggregates and recycled materials

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    Biglorryblog: Cheese with whatever this is?

    Biglorryblog: Cheese with whatever this is?

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    Stephen from Cabsnoozer.com saw this very smart market trading shop in France at Christmas.  The French know a thing about selling food, it looked amazing. It was a cheese specialist, and the counter came right up to the front, making it a half cab.  Could be a Scania, it seems to be wearing a bit

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    Biglorryblog: Done to a T

    Biglorryblog: Done to a T

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    Scania T cabs are becoming a rare sight  0n the roads now, even rarer are T cabbed rigids so  when BLBs old mate  TK Dave spotted this B&A Group T-cab Scania 6×4 –  the flagship of a 50-strong skip and tipper fleet – at work in Central Bristol on a freezing January day  he had

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    The trucking family

    The trucking family

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    The honouring by the Polish Ambassador, on behalf of Poland, of British driver Dave Duncan for his fund-raising efforts for the family of murdered Polish trucker Lukasz Urban’s was a superb gesture. It did – I hope – remind the pubic that virtually all truckers are good people, and deserve more recognition for all the

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