Tag Archives: HGVs

Claim HGV drivers ‘racing each other’ dismissed by RHA

A claim by a West Midlands-based Councillor that HGV drivers seem to be “racing each other” on motorways has been dismissed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Conservative Solihull councillor Diana Holl-Allen MBE said in a recent meeting of the Transport Delivery Committee of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that HGV drivers were a ‘nuisance’. Speaking in a debate …

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FTA hits out at Hackney Council’s upcoming introduction of Ulta-Low Emission Vehicle zone

Hackney Council’s decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from 3 September will have a detrimental effect on local businesses and the wider Hackney community due to its effective ban on HGVs, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned. Once introduced, two pedestrian and cycle zones in Hoxton and Shoreditch will only allow road access to vehicles emitting …

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HGV drivers in Bedfordshire urged to be vigilant after spate of fuel thefts

Drivers are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of fuel thefts from trucks parked up in laybys in mid-Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Police have made the warning after a number of recent incidents along the A507, A421 and other main roads in mid-Bedfordshire of major fuel thefts while drivers are asleep. Offenders are cutting fuel lines or breaking …

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Clean Air Zone Roadshow coming to Leeds

T&D sister title Motor Transport is holding a half-day Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Roadshow for HGV operators in Leeds on 3 July. This free-to-attend event will give operators the chance to engage with senior staff at Leeds City Council about the proposals for a charging CAZ within the outer ring road. The Leeds proposal is looking at charging non Euro-6 …

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Kent HGV parking trial could pose danger to drivers, RHA warns

Parking trials in Ashford in Kent, which see truck drivers facing the threat of being clamped if they park in certain places, could result in tired lorry drivers being forced to continue their journeys unsafely, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council’s new policy to clamp down on illegally parked HGVs came into …

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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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