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HerGV competition winner announced

The winner of the HerGV campaign to encourage more women to join the haulage industry has been announced. Emma Walker from Stockton-on-Tees took the title, and will receive a prize package worth up to £3,000, including HGV training from Pertemps Driver Training, and guidance from some of the most influential women within the HGV industry. P D Portcentrics Logistics, based …

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Drivers win right to use employers’ toilets when making deliveries

Commercial drivers now have the right to use employers’ toilets while conducting deliveries, following a long-running campaign. From this week employers in control of non-domestic premises are obliged to allow people who are not their employees but use their premises to access toilets and washing facilities. The change in the regulations is a result of a campaign by trade union …

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In-cab rest break crackdown could unfairly criminalise drivers, warns RHA

New rules on where drivers can take their full weekly rest breaks in their cabs, which come in on 1 November, could unfairly criminalise them, according to the Road Haulage Association. From 1 November, drivers must take their full weekly rest breaks in cabs in formal rest areas – such as service areas and truckstops. Those who take their weekly …

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Bulgarian driver wins International Optifuel Challenge

A Bulgarian driver has seen off the challenge of drivers from 28 other countries to win the Renault Trucks International Optifuel Challenge. Plamen Ivanov, a driver and manager of the Bulgarian company Sunny Co, took the title, with Romanian Adrian Ţintea second and Jochen Becker from Luxembourg taking third place. Britain’s representative at the final, which was held in Toledo …

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MP urges progress to build huge truck park off M20

A Kent-based MP has urged the government to reach a settlement with residents and businesses near to the site of a planned lorry park off the M20 before it goes to a judicial review to ensure that building of it can get underway. Speaking in Parliament yesterday [October 25] Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe MP, called on the …

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A75 HGV safety scheme scoops top industry award

A scheme that uses smart road signs with the aim of reducing the disproportionate number of HGV accidents on the A75 through Dumfries and Galloway has scooped the Road Safety Scheme of the Year award at the Highways Awards. Scotland TranServ, alongside Transport Scotland, Clearview Intelligence and Coeval lifted the prize at the Lancaster Hotel in London for their Vehicle …

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