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FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme

FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme

The free safety programme will benefit any company that operates one fork lift truck or an entire fleet

Ian Baxter, Owner and Chairman of Baxter Freight

HGV road user levy is a spectacular failure not a great success!

After years of campaigning by the British haulage industry for a ‘level playing field’ with Europe, the Government finally caved in on 1st April by introducing the HGV road user levy. The levy is paid by all trucks running on British roads but is only an increase for foreign registered vehicles, as UK trucks have their vehicle excise duty rebated by the same amount.

UK could lose its European aviation crown within 10 years

UK could lose its European aviation crown within 10 years

As the Airports Commission prepares to launch its 12 week consultation into the shortlisted options for how the UK can maintain its status as an international hub, John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, has warned that the Britain could lose its crown as the home of the biggest airport for international traffic in Europe, within the next 10 years.

GB Railfreight looks towards Europe in Channel Tunnel deal

GB Railfreight looks towards Europe in Channel Tunnel deal

GB Railfreight (GBRf) recently ran its first rail service through the Channel Tunnel for Europorte France (EPF), on behalf of John G Russell, transporting containers from Dourges (France) to Barking (UK).

MoU secures Rosyth-Zeebrugge route for the future

MoU secures Rosyth-Zeebrugge route for the future

DFDS Seaways, the Scottish Government and Forth Ports have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in which they agree to continue the Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight shipping service under the management of DFDS Seaways.