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

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 on owner-drivers. If the plan …

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We’ve got ourselves a Convoy!

Truck driving is not a job for the faint hearted, but it’s fair to say that most who enter profession, whether they’ll admit it or not, actually do really enjoy it – or at least the vast majority of it. We often hear of drivers having ‘diesel in their veins’ and many drivers find it hard to come off the …

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In the January 2017 issue of Truck & Driver….

The January 2017 issue of Truck & Driver is now on sale! Inside: Andrew Thorpe’s Volvo FH13.500 Globetrotter is our Ed’s Choice – and this smart rigid runs alongside am ERF M-series which is still in regular use. Find out how this odd couple works so well side by side. An old Volvo F88 that used to tour with The …

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Biglorryblog: T&D on holidays

T&Ds editor never stops working even on his summer holidays he took time to send  this note to BLB   Like many parents, I dread the school holidays for one reason – the price of holiday cottages shoots up to double or more what is charged for renting them during term times. However, I struck lucky recently when I got …

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NEWS: Motis opens new Dover truck stop

MOTIS are pleased to announce the completion of phase 1 of this ambitious project with the opening of their new driver amenities at their Freight Clearance & Truckstop facility in Dover. The MOTIS Dover Facility now includes wet-rooms, new toilet blocks, Launderette, Food and drink vending machines, gaming machines, convenience store, cinema TV lounge, Sky and BT sports, free wifi, …

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TRUCK is back

Over 10 years since the last TRUCK magazine left the printers, It back and its epic. Join the late Phil Llewellin, and other TRUCK writers, as they embark on epic journeys from around the world, in some of the best and worst commercial vehicles ever built. Experience -50 degrees on Alaska’s legendary Dalton Highway, and triple-digit heat on the Middle East …

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“The Heavies” – winners revealed

The Heavies 2015 Awards ceremony, hosted by TV celebrity Quentin Willson, took place at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on 27th March. An impressive line-up of well known personalities from the world of heavy haulage saw the highly deserving winners presented with their trophies. The full list of winners is: Job of the Year – CAT 1 Stewart International Transport Job of …

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Duel documentary investment sought

There can’t be many of our readers who have never watched the iconic trucking film, Duel. What many won’t know is just how significant Duel was in the history of film making, not just as Steven Spielberg’s first offering. Now, a group of British enthusiasts are planning to make a documentary on the story behind the film and the cult …

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