Author: Adam White

TfL consults on two potential new London Overground stations at Old Oak

Transport for London (TfL) has today begun a five week consultation on plans for two potential new London Overground stations that would provide a link to the Elizabeth line and High Speed 2 (HS2) and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal in west London. Old Oak and Park Royal represents one of London’s largest Opportunity Areas and one of the UK’s biggest development sites. It is being managed by Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), with the potential to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs. At the centre of these plans is a...

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IVECO opens right-hand drive order book for Eurocargo Natural Power

IVECO’s latest generation Eurocargo Natural Power is now available to order in right-hand drive, giving UK and Irish fleets access to a medium truck running on compressed natural gas (CNG) – ideally suited for low emission transport applications and environmentally-minded urban operators. Building on IVECO’s leadership in natural gas, the Eurocargo Natural Power is available as a 12- tonne and 16-tonne 4×2 rigid, with a choice of multiple wheelbases from 3,105 mm to 5,670 mm. Both models are powered by a six-litre IVECO Tector engine capable of delivering 204 hp and 750 Nm of torque, with a maximum range...

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‘No-deal’ Brexit would be worst outcome for transport

The UK Government’s white paper on customs and trade is welcomed, though more certainty is required regarding future arrangements: the ‘no deal’ scenario is not an option for the road freight transport sector. In business terms, planning is essential to profit potential, and while the white paper outlines initial steps, it leaves many unanswered questions. Suggestions such as the pre-declaration of goods need further clarification in the light of the consequent administrative burden and increased costs – which would likely fall to the business community and ultimately threaten the economy. Daniel Kern, who leads IRU’s work on Brexit, said,...

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Fleet Source launches UK’s first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention training to help prevent ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’ related incidents

Fleet Source, a leading provider of unrivalled training and auditing services for the road transport industry, has launched the UKs first Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention suite of products and training services named ‘TRIP’, specifically designed for commercial fleet operators. In response to the recent escalation of VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) terrorism related incidents, Fleet Source has developed a suite of counter-terrorism related products and training services to support fleet operators in managing and reducing the risks to the industry from terrorism, in particular the risks associated with commercial vehicles being used in terrorist attacks. TRIP has been...

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UKWA members are advised of post-Brexit opportunities

At the United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) Annual Parliamentary Lunch, held recently at the House of Lords, UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, announced that the UK logistics industry is ready and willing to work closely with the Government to ensure that post-Brexit customs procedures do not stifle supply chain efficiency. He was responding to guest speaker, Ben Fowler from HMRC, who outlined the government’s recently published Customs Bill paper and HMRC’s vision for future Customs arrangements, giving an indication of how legislation covering the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes is likely to be framed. As part of its...

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