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Stiff penalties for failure to observe new container weight safety rules

Major new international rules will come into force on 1st July 2016 which require a container’s weight to be verified by prescribed methods before it can be loaded onto a ship.

Let’s make apprenticeships work

Such is the present government’s enthusiasm for apprenticeship schemes that companies that take on and train apprentices will soon be able to receive up to £28,000 per year in grants and subsidies.

Software and systems key to continuing sector success

This year’s Multimodal Show at the NEC promises to be even better than that of previous years. The range of products and services on show expands year on year covering all the modes of transport and products provided to the freight and logistics industry.

Making the case for Brexit

For me it is clear that the EU is set on a misguided and damaging course, which is why I will vote for Britain to leave the EU on the 23rd of June.

LGV and cyclist collisions – ‘who is responsible?’

Recent statistics show that the number of road accidents involving cyclists has risen over the last ten years. Media focus has pointed to technology and legislation as the solution, but leading workplace transport training body, RTITB, suggests drivers should be more accountable, with a focus on improving driver training and awareness to tackle the problem.