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TfL proposes HGV safety standard permit scheme

Transport for London has proposed a new safety standard permit scheme for HGVs in London. The scheme, which is part of TfL’s aim for zero deaths on the capital’s roads by 2041, would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a safety permit to operate in London from...

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Lithuanian logistics company first to buy Tesla truck

Lithuanian logistics company Girteka Logistics is the first in Europe to buy the new Tesla electric truck. The Tesla artic, which was unveiled by the Elon Musk this week, consumes less than two kilowatt-hours of energy per mile and is capable of 500 miles of range at...

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Lorries pay for almost all road maintenance

Heavy goods vehicles alone pay enough tax  to cover almost the whole of UK spending on road maintenance, research by the Freight Transport Association has revealed ahead of the budget on 22nd November. The report, prepared for FTA by RepGraph, shows that lorries pay...

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Asda sells warehouse to WH Malcolm

Asda has sold its former Grangemouth warehouse to WH Malcolm for some £3m. The 260,000 sq ft building near junction 6 of the M9 is one of a number of Asda sites in Scotland that have been superseded by the giant new Scottish Distribution Centre that the retailer has...

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Lidl to become highest paying UK supermarket

Lidl UK will be increasing the entry-level wages of all of its employees from £8.45 to £8.75 per hour outside of London and £9.75 to £10.20 within M25 from 1st March 2018. The increase will make it the highest paying supermarket in the UK. The rise comes after the...

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