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Legislation blamed for 2014 truck market collapse

There was little joy for anyone in last year’s new truck market, with overall UK registrations of trucks of 6.01 tonnes and over falling by almost 30 per cent compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufactuers and Traders...read more

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BMW and Scherm launch max-weight electric truck service

What is thought to be the first road-going, all-electric maximum-weight heavy truck has gone into service with German logistics company Scherm Group on a contract with BMW in Munich. The tractor unit is a battery-powered Terberg YT202-EV dock shunter...read more

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Lorry Road User Charge kicks off with 20,000 penalties on day one

Nearly one in ten of the foreign trucks stopped on the first day of the UK Lorry Road User Charge was found not to have paid the fee, netting over 20,000 in penalties, Transport Minister Stephen Hammond told TruckingTopics. Drivers who have not paid the fee risk penalties of 300, which are taken as a deposit...read more

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Driver CPC enforcement clarified by DVSA

Drivers who have failed to comply with the requirement to undergo periodic training to obtain a Driver CPC will initially only face a fixed penalty of 50, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Authority has announced. Re-offenders will face fines of up to 1000, plus consequential action...read more

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Everything you need to know about AdBlue, but were afraid to ask

In conjunction with Air1,Trucking Topics answers frequently asked questions about AdBlue, the diesel emissions fluid that is playing an increasingly important role in UK transport operations.

Find out everything you need to know about its purchase, storage and use: what AdBlue is, what it does, how to buy, store and dispense it, and what happens if your truck runs out of it.

We even put a popular myth about what it’s made from to rest

Click on the link HERE to go straight to the feature.

Restoring transport efficiency by cutting waste from operations

In conjunction with Isuzu Truck, Trucking Topics examines ways in which transport operators can cut down on the waste of time and money.

The article focuses on three main areas: vehicle specification, vehicle maintenance and driver behaviour; all of which have a significant impact on effficiency.

We reveal one simple check that can save thousands of pounds of operational cost per vehicle every year.

Click on the link HERE to go straight to the feature.

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