Snow Way Through

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By Stuart Payne

Without wishing to appear obsessed with weather in general, the weekend’s ‘big freeze’ and the quality of the response of the authorities is a subject that is of high importance to road haulage. Thankfully it snows relatively infrequently in the majority of the UK; the only good things that can be done with it are […]

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50mph CONSULTATION

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The Courier A9 article As the DFT consultation on the speed limit increase continues, the debate and pressure on the UK government from Scotland in particular has been consistently covered in local and national media. The article linked above discusses the situation on the A9 from Perth to Inverness, which has a particularly high accident […]

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The old man is snoring

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By Stuart Payne

It didn’t feel like it stopped raining in Birmingham in 2012, and, as discussed in this blog a few months back in ‘rainy days’ this causes significant problems in the movement of vehicles on our roads.  The graph below displays the pattern of the last year, showing the % increase in rainfall by home nation, […]

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FUEL MATTERS

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) published an update on their fuel duty question and answer session on the 4th January.  It contains a good table, highlighting fuel duty levels in the UK against other EU member states.  The gap has shortened in the past few years but the knock on of the comparative duty levels […]

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Information Overload

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By Stuart Payne

As someone who would like to consider himself a reasoned decision maker, the complications and challenges that the digital age have added to this burden are huge.  Looking for a television to display a system in one of our offices in November, the sheer volume of available information and considerations led to an almost complete […]

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