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Government urged to stop penalising hauliers for unwittingly transporting migrants

Leading law firm Moore Blatch has called on the government to waive fines for haulage companies and drivers who find they are unwittingly transporting ‘clandestine entrants’ in their vehicles, until the escalating border control situation in Calais has been rectified.

UKWA support for new apprenticeship standards

The UK Warehousing Association will now actively seek the views of both members and non-members on the standards for apprentices required in the warehousing and logistics industry, following the government’s announcement that 59 new apprenticeship standards have been approved.

HGV tyres: Unloved, deflated and dangerous…

In a bid to improve safety on the UK’s roads, WheelRight has been offering a free pressure check to HGV drivers and motorists on one of Britain’s busiest stretches of road – the south-bound M6.

RHA launches ‘new look’ website

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has updated its website – www.rha.uk.net – which now sits on an all-new responsive platform and optimises it for use on smart phones, tablets and desktops. You can try it out on your mobile device today.

Continued investment speaks volumes for Teesport’s performance

PD Ports has reaffirmed its commitment to Teesport by investing in three new rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to meet continued growth in container volumes. The specialist cranes have been ordered from Liebherr Container Cranes, which has over 50 years of experience in crane development and manufacture.