• FairFuelUK says drivers being ripped off as lower wholesale fuel prices not being passed on by wholesalers

    FairFuelUK says drivers being ripped off as lower wholesale fuel prices not being passed on by wholesalers

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    A recent decline in wholesale petrol and diesel prices is not being passed on motorists, small businesses and the haulage industry and is causing inflation to rise unnecessarily, according to FairFuelUK. The campaign is demanding lower prices at the pumps, given that wholesale petrol and diesel prices have fallen by 4p in the past 7

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    Truck drivers warned of summer of ‘migrant mayhem’ ahead at Calais

    Truck drivers warned of summer of ‘migrant mayhem’ ahead at Calais

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    Truck drivers going through the Port of Calais this summer could face attack and the risk of people trying to board their lorry as they try to make it into the UK, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned. Richard Burnett made this warning after a fact-finding trip to Calais on

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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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    News:  Brexit and the  road transport industry- a video special

    News: Brexit and the road transport industry- a video special

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    Leaving the EU throws up many questions for the UK road transport industry. Our mates over at Commercial Motor TV have produced “A Week In Trucks” Brexit special, with some thoughts on how things could change, and some more outlandish ideas. to watch click below

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    News: Paul Barlow wins DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge

    News: Paul Barlow wins DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge

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    Paul Barlow of Severn Trent Water has won the 2016 DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge – a UK-wide search to find Britain’s best commercial vehicle drivers. In an exciting climax to the event, Paul edged clear of runners-up, Chris Gadman from Royal Mail and Mark Pocklington of Mark Pocklington Transport The entire event was filmed

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    News: Culina’s Giorgio Lercara Named Microlise Driver of The Year, Whilst John Mitchell Haulage Take Home Driver Excellence Award

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    Giorgio Lercara of Culina has been named Microlise Driver of the Year, beating the competition of over 110,000 HGV drivers who were originally considered within the process. The award was presented by HRH The Princess Royal at last week’s Microlise Transport Conference, attended by over 1,000 transport industry professionals. Lercara was named overall winner after

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    NEWS: Think you’re self employed ? The RHA say think again

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    The Road Haulage Association has been myth-busting in an campaign to improve compliance with tax law relating to lorry drivers.   RHA members have been alarmed at a growth in tax evasion and the increasing market pressure on firms to break HMRC rules.   Various ploys are being used by which lorry drivers are said 

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