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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Running 7ft-longer HGVs is acceptable on the strategic road network but they are not safe on many urban roads due to their lack of manoeuvrability,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nick O’Donnell, Assistant director – strategic transport, The London Borough of Ealing, Ealing W5
I read with interest Dave Holladay’s Viewpoint (‘Lorry bans to improve cycle safety make good headlines, but do they make good... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Highways England is to conduct off-road trials of inductive charging that would allow drivers to charge their electric vehicles without... continue
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Secondary stories
Manston Airport in Kent is to be used as a temporary lorry park to complement Operation Stack as the migrant chaos in France continues to affect... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
As the article analysing the steep rise in van usage states, logistics and urban deliveries are constantly changing to adapt to market developments... continue
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Regular news
The DfT’s longer lorry semi-trailer trial (LST) has cut the number of lorry miles travelled on UK roads and had no adverse impact on road... continue
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Viewpoint
Dave Holladay
The London Cycling Campaign’s call for a lorry ban in London fires up a passionate debate from both sides but also highlights a need for... continue
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Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The growth in van traffic is a conspicuous trend on Britain’s roads. Since 1995 light goods vehicle (LGV) traffic has increased by 68%,... continue
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Regular news
The Freight Transport Association has voiced alarm at reports that the Prime Minister has asked transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to investigate... continue
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Regular news
The Scottish Parliament wants ministers to consider raising the speed limit for lorries to 50mph on more single carriageway roads.  In April the... continue
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In brief
The Government has raised £46.5m from foreign-registered vehicles in the first year of the HGV road user levy – more than twice the... continue
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In brief
Cycle logistics is gaining traction as a means of delivering goods in urban areas across Europe. Rising fuel costs, concerns over air quality,... continue
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Regular news
Researchers are exploring the feasibility of delivering goods to town centre shops using underground pipelines.  Northamptonshire firm Mole... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Leeds LS25
I confess that it is with trepidation that I dip into or scan your features and supplements on modelling, as our number-crunching brethren sometimes... continue
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In brief
The London Borough of Camden is seeking expressions of interest from organisations to provide a freight consolidation and delivery service. Camden is... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
A few of my fellow Yorkshire First candidates met up on Friday evening to review our election performance and have a nice pint of best (Yorkshire,... continue
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Analysis
Serbjeet Kohli, an associate with Steer Davies Gleave, shares his insight into the future of modelling; on the behavioural and psychological change... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
UKIP in its pitch to the nation pledges to oppose "big brother" charging and claims the European Union is requiring all cars to install the eCall... continue
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Regular news
A trial of longer lorry trailers has had no adverse impact on road safety, an interim review has concluded. The DfT authorised a ten-year trial in... continue
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