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FTA chief exec refutes claims of xenophobia

Freight Transport Association chief executive Richard Turner went head to head with his European counterparts last week to answer charges of xenophobia about the 'Tell us who you are" campaign.

Eurotunnel threatens to sue UK over cancelled subsidy

Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel is threatening to sue the UK government over the cancellation of a subsidy designed to boost rail freight through the tunnel.The firm, currently facing up to the threat of liquidation over its £6.2bn debt mountain, says it will take the government to court if no agreement is reached on reviving the £50m annual payout.

Jay Davidson makes a million in first year

A Pembrokshire haulier is celebrating its first year in business by breaking through the million-pound barrier on its turnover.Jay Davidson Haulage, trading as MegaDrive, is based in Pembroke Dock. It has attracted high-profile customers such as Eddie Stobart and Tesco, helping to push its turnover past £1.1m.Steve Davidson, the company's founder, says: "We've expanded very fast in our first year and are continuing to grow.

Business soars at Prestwick International Airport

Glasgow Prestwick International Airport has reported its highest volume of freight for two years, boosting work for local hauliers. A total of 2,896 tonnes of freight went through the airport in October, the highest monthly figure since December 2004.

Boulogne will be home to faster freighters

The Boulogne Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes to attract hauliers involved in the international transport of fish and fresh products following the launch of a futuristic cargo service.Boulogne is set to become the European hub for the new high-speed cargo carriers called BGVs (Bateau Grande Vitesse), which will link the French port with Drammen in Norway, Santander in northern Spain and Sheerness in Kent. The trimaran design is said to offer a top speed of 65 knots.

Iveco offers payment holiday for Daily

Iveco has launched an aggressive introductory offer for the new 3,500kg Daily van. The scheme, which applies to remaining stock of the old Euro-3 model as well as the Euro-4 newcomer, features a finance deal with a six-month payment holiday and three years' free servicing (subject to maximum use of 50,000km/year).

Scania Up by 12 per cent in 2006

Scania chose to bring forward its 2006 numbers – as a result of its spat with MAN – and we’ve got our hands on them. Interesting to note how much fending off Munich has cost - £14.54 / €22 / £28.66 million.

Livestock hauliers can apply now for authorisation

Regulations governing the transport of animals for commercial purposes are being introduced in January, but hauliers can apply for transport authorisation now.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says the European regulation, which comes into effect on 5 January 2007, applies to journeys under eight hours, compared with existing rules that only apply to longer journeys.The regulation is intended to improve the welfare of animals during transport it will affect anyone