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Upgraded stretch of M3 in Surrey and Hampshire opens to traffic

A 13.4 mile section of the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire that has been upgraded to a smart motorway has been opened to traffic. The section of motorway, which runs between the M25 and Farnborough – junctions 2 to 4a – has had technology installed sets the speed limit to match conditions, helps spot any queuing traffic, incidents or broken …

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Brits get a French lesson at Donington

Three weeks after the massive Nurburgring event, round five of the British Truck Racing Championship at Donington Park on 22-23 July was in many ways similar to the German one: big crowds, industry support, huge show truck displays… and a whole lot of rain! On the track the racing was fast and furious – with Frenchman Anthony Janiec making an …

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Truck drivers warned of skin cancer risk

Truck drivers may be at risk of developing skin cancer from the sun shining in through the side of their cabs, it has been revealed. Most drivers were probably totally unaware that the glass in side windows did not protect them against potentially harmful UVA rays, said Chippenham Pit Stop health campaigns coordinator Lisa Hatherell. “That risk is probably small …

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Scania break truck record at Convoy in the Park

Scania broke the record for the most trucks of the same make in one place at Convoy in the Park last weekend. The previous record was believed to be 400, but there were 421 Scanias counted at Convoy in the Park, which was held at Donington Park. Everyone who participated received a certificate proving that they took part. Many of …

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Convoy in the Park show truck winners announced

The winners of the 25 show truck categories at Convoy in the Park have been announced, with Coles & Sons taking the ‘best in show’ award. Convoy in the Park, which took place at Donington Park last weekend (22-23 July), had more than 1000 trucks attend. In addition to the 25 categories, there was a special ‘spirit of the show’ …

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Call for extra security at Calais after truck hijack incident

Hauliers are being warned to be extra vigilant after a HGV driver was assaulted and his truck stolen in Calais by a gang who were apparently attempting to smuggle migrants cross the Channel. Following this incident, where the driver was attacked with a brick and hospitalized with serious head injuries, The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for extra security …

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Tolls on Severn bridges to be scrapped

The announcement that toll charges to cross the two bridges spanning the Severn estuary on the M4 and M48 motorways in Wales are to be scrapped by the end of next year have been welcomed by the haulage industry. Secretary of State for Wales the Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP announced on Friday that crossings will be free to all …

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