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The UK’s largest rail maritime intermodal operator and second largest rail freight carrier, Freightliner, has welcomed George Osborne to its Basford Hall depot in Crewe. The Chancellor of the Exchequer had earlier announced that Phase 2a of HS2, the planned high-speed railway to directly link the Midlands and the North West, will be expedited in line with his plans to build a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ as a new economic hub.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has reported that at least six people were injured last week as French riot police were forced to use tear gas to stop migrants from climbing aboard UK-bound trucks.
In delivering the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Revue and Autumn Statement to a packed House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer again ignored the suggestion of a real terms cut in fuel, leaving many commentators feeling that he had missed another opportunity to deliver a measure that would stimulate further growth and boost the economy.
Transport managers have been reminded that they must inform HGV drivers about the increased dangers of winter driving.
A study of 1,000 British consumers, conducted on behalf of PH Media Group, has discovered that only 27 per cent of respondents are pleased with the way couriers and logistics firms handle their phone calls.