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Local Transport Today
In brief
A taskforce that aims to crackdown on non-compliant HGV operators and drivers in London is to continue after issuing over 500 fines in the first six... continue
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The introduction of safer lorry designs on UK roads moved a step closer this week after the  European Parliament voted by 606:54 to change the... continue
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Lee Baker
The design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots and to reduce the damage caused by impacts with cyclists and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government this week introduced a road user levy for all goods vehicles over 12 tonnes on UK roads. The levy is structured in a series of bands... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Foreign hauliers from today are being charged to use UK roads, as the HGV road user levy introduces a charge which the DfT said ensures British... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Highways Agency has appointed an Atkins/AECOM joint venture to develop measures to cut the number and severity of incidents involving heavy goods... continue
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Gas-powered heavy goods vehicles could cut road transport emissions but major barriers must still be overcome for the technology to flourish,... continue
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Cargo bikes are increasingly becoming a viable alternative to using lorries and vans for deliveries in town and city centres, believes Gary Armstrong... continue
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Councils are being sought to participate in trials of ‘virtual parking spaces’ that could enable goods operators to load and unload... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The Road Haulage Association has appointed Martin Reid as director for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Phil Flanders has retired.... continue
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The DFt has contested London mayor Boris Johnson’s claim that ministers are trying to block  new European laws to make the design of lorry... continue
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Plans to ban goods vehicles from London’s roads if they aren’t equipped with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are... continue
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Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
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Andrew Forster
Public transport passenger watchdog Passenger Focus should not be given the job of representing England’s road users, road stakeholder groups... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has appointed a consortium led by Ricardo to advise on the feasibility of a heavy goods vehicle platoon trial on the UK’s trunk road... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
Last time out, my closing words were about the “huge privilege and great responsibility” that it is to be professionally involved in how... continue
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Hertfordshire county  Council has deferred a final decision on releasing land for a major rail-served warehousing complex until communities and... continue
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Crossrail contractor Laing O’Rourke is working with Transport for London to trial a new design of construction lorry with improved driver... continue
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HGV operators may have to fit cycle safety features such as side guards and additional mirrors to their vehicles under revised permit conditions for... continue
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The Scottish Government is to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and... continue
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