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  • Driver shortage crisis hits agency market

    • 30 September 2014
    • By Hayley Pink
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    The availability and standard of agency drivers has been called into question, as the post-Driver CPC staff shortage starts to bite.

    Elaine Harries, MD at Northampton-based Action Express, told CM … more

  • New HGV training school targets career-changing females

    • 30 September 2014
    • By Hayley Pink
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    A new HGV training school, Horsepower, has been launched by two female truck drivers with the aim of attracting more women into a male-dominated sector.

    With less than 1% of HGV drivers being female, … more

  • Daimler reveals the truck of the future at IAA

    • 29 September 2014
    • By Will Shiers
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    Having already demonstrated its autonomous driving technology, Daimler Trucks is now showing the world what it believes trucks of the future will look like.

    The Future Truck 2025, a fully drivable … more

  • Home Office looks to hike fines for stowaways

    • 29 September 2014
    • By Robin Meczes
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    Stowaway fines could increase by more than a third after the Home Office announced that it was preparing a consultation on the civil penalty regime.

    It would mean that the maximum fine for each … more

  • Joan Aitken takes dim view of missed safety checks

    • 29 September 2014
    • By Roger Brown
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    Traffic commissioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken (pictured) has temporarily curtailed by half the O-licence of an Isle of Islay-based haulier for putting profit ahead of safety considerations.

    In … more

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