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In England and Wales next year the speed limit for truck on single carriageway roads is going to be increased to 50mph. This will help to provide a quicker delivery service and also  should help reduce the amount of dangerous overtaking, making it safer to...

Prior to April this year foreign truck drivers could use the roads, pick up Business in the UK and return to the continent without paying for fuel or contributing towards road maintenance. To help promise a fairer deal for UK hauliers the coalition introduced in...

A number of drinks businesses have taken advantage of the relative strength of other currencies when compared to the £ (GBP) to develop sales outside of the UK in both the EU and with the rest of the world. When goods are made available to...

The latest Logistics Survey shows that UK road exports to the EU both on accompanied and unaccompanied trailers increased by 5% in  2013 against the levels seen  a year earlier. This reverses the trend in 2012 and is in line with the evidence of the UK economy turning...

Some of our customers export into Asian markets and will be interested in a new development in Vietnam. The government has implemented a new law which limits the total weight for 20' and 40' containers to 20 tonnes including the tare weight of the container. The...

The European Commission has published a report on the opportunities to integrate the internal market for road transport. The Commission believes that removing current restrictions would help the European economy and have a positive impact on the environment. The Commission found that on any given day, almost a...

The larger operators continue to add capacity with around 80% of the orders for container ships currently for larger vessels, estimated to be up to 25% more cost efficient. Demand growth in the routes from Europe to Asia has been less than expected in 2013 The big players...

The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) have reported a significant increase in demand for timber in the first quarter of 2014 from the recovering construction sector and booming demand for timber in foreign markets. capacity was also affected by the recent adverse weather conditions It...

Next week will see the introduction of the new time based user charge that will see foreign HGV's charged for using their vehicles in the UK and thereby contributing in the same way as domestic operators to the cost of maintaining the road network. The...