Davies Turner sees slowdown ahead

The steady rise in European freight volumes of recent years could finally be slowing down. With reports that available road haulage capacity in Europe is at its highest level in a decade, chairman of the Davies Turner Group, Philip Stephenson said: “One year ago European haulage capacity was very tight, especially in Germany, while now there is currently the capacity to handle demand, despite the well publicised driver shortages. “We have also ... [+]

Hungary for growth

Palletways Hungary has moved a total of 20,000 pallets since launching in October last year. The network, which started with eleven members from across the country, transported around 100 pallets a day in its first month of operation but over the past seven months this ... [+]

Employers and union join forces to demand better truck parking

Employers’ organisation the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has joined forces with trade union the International Transport Federation (ITF) to demand  better rest and parking areas for truck drivers in Europe. The two partners met EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to call for dedicated support ... [+]

Truck traffic surges on Brexit fears

Fears that the UK will leave the EU without a deal have caused an explosion in the number of goods ordered for delivery to the country reports IT specialist Timocom in its latest report. Truck transport from all parts of Europe towards the UK rose ... [+]

UK pilots electronic CMR

The UK has taken part in an electronic consignment note (e-CMR) pilot, along with France, the Netherlands and operators Brian Yeardley Continental, Transports FIOLET in France and Netherlands-based International Road Ferry. The project is under the supervision of the UK Department for Transport, Freight Transport ... [+]

More trailers for CCC

Full and part-load operator, Continental Cargo Carriers (CCC), recently acquired by Europa Worldwide, has bought 35 new trailers, bringing its total fleet to 270. All CCC trailers now carry trackers. CCC completed the relocation of its Ramsgate sales and operations team to Europa’s Dartford headquarters ... [+]

Red Kestrel ready to fly to Wight

A new vessel has arrived to take up duties on the UK’s newest freight ferry route. The Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel’s fleet, arrived in Southampton from Cammell Laird’s Mersey shipyard early today (18 April). Red Kestrel will operate ... [+]

Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John ... [+]

New owners for Speedy in the East Midlands

Gary Sawyer, owner of the Bolton, Wigan and Oldham franchises of Eddie Stobart Logistics urgent transport arm, Speedy Freight has now taken over the Leicester and Derby franchises. The Castle Donnington branch is now recruiting up to 30 drivers and will also be taking on up ... [+]

Europe’s new trucking rules could harm industry, warns FTA – updated

The European Parliament’s revision of the road haulage rules, agreed on 4 April, could damage the industry, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA). It is urging EU Member States to amend critical elements of the package in upcoming negotiations. European policy manager Sarah Laouadi, said that ... [+]