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Alphatrans acquisition will extend DFDS’s reach

Shipping and logistics group DFDS will acquire all the shares in Dutch logistics company Alphatrans Group BV following the signing of an agreement signed with Martin Bos, owner of Alphatrans.

Blazing a trail for engineering innovation

Blazing a trail for engineering innovation

As head of Cartwright’s engineering design team, Lionel Curtis has helped the Altrincham-based body and trailer manufacturer create a continuous flow of new products over the past three years.

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says FTA

€9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for each subsequent vehicle. For non-Eurozone member states, including the UK, the exchange rate is set on the first working day of October and applied for the following calendar year from January 1.  The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is set to announce the official rates for financial standing in 2018 in the coming weeks. A sharp rise in the strength of the pound in September has spared the freight and logistics industry a further hike...

Hauliers experiencing Brexit “squeeze”, says RHA

Hauliers experiencing Brexit “squeeze”, says RHA

Uncertainty around Brexit, compounded by fluctuating exchange rates, is forcing manufacturers and retailers to increase costs which is squeezing the margins of UK haulage operators, says the Road Haulage Association.

Longer semi-trailers work, DfT report suggests

Longer semi-trailers work, DfT report suggests

A report released by the Department for Transport shows that longer semi-trailers continue to make a significant contribution towards reducing HGV miles, with subsequent environmental benefits, and have a better safety record than standard HGVs.