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6 entries for September 2016

THINK! cyclist when turning left by Laura Kane, Department for Transport

Posted on: Monday, 26 September 2016 by Alice Bayford

A baby grand piano descends through the air against the backdrop of an ominous grey sky. Two male boxers square up to one another inside the ring of a dimly lit studio gym. ...

Are we ready for next generation lower High Temp High Shear oils? - by Torque

Posted on: Monday, 12 September 2016 by Alice Bayford

Monthly engineering blog sponsored by Texaco. While ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) has yet to publish its next level specification requirements, future legislation is likely to demand better fuel efficiency to meet more ...

Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2016 - by Mark Cartwright, Head of Vans, FTA

Posted on: Friday, 9 September 2016 by Alice Bayford

One of my favourite days each year is the Van Excellence Driver of the Year event and this year was no different. We always seem to be blessed by the weather and it was a sunny Thursday in Barnsley (does that sound like a Smiths tune? ...

Tough love the only answer to Calais nightmare by Rob Flello, MP for Stoke-on-Trent South

Posted on: Friday, 9 September 2016 by Claire Britcher

Rob is a member of the House of Commons Transport Committee and Chairman of Parliament’s Freight Transport Group. From the Maginot Line to Donald Trump’s contentious plans for the US border with Mexico to the Great Wall of Calais, people always find ...

Getting the most from your truck tyre investment - by Goodyear TyreTalk

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 September 2016 by Alice Bayford

Reducing the total cost of ownership is the main aim for many fleet operators. Are there any simple tips for fleet operators to get the most out of their truck tyre investment? Like all investments, truck tyres must be carefully selected and managed. ...

What's new for carbon and freight this month? - by Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager, FTA

Posted on: Friday, 2 September 2016 by Alice Bayford

LCRS receives endorsement from Transport Minister Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP has expressed support for FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS). The scheme is a great way for members to reduce both fuel and carbon. ...