Swimming in the Right Direction

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By Stuart Payne

There are, give or take 394,932 Kms of roads in the UK and 40 million registered vehicles of all types.  The average length of a vehicle is 4.9m.  It follows, therefore, that if every car was out on the road at the same time almost exactly half of the road real estate would be full […]

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CO2 Self-Governance?

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The Department for Transport (DFT) last week reaffirmed the government approach to reducing carbon footprint in road haulage; self-governance.  The rationale in a concise report (by DFT standards at least) is essentially that the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) illustrates effective self-governance in the absence of any real evidence of lack of […]

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CO2 Conspiracy

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By Stuart Payne

In a move destined to arouse the suspicions of the conspiracy theorists amongst us the Met Office released some statistics on Christmas Eve, of all days, around global temperature increases.  It seems now that any news published on a day perceived to be convenient is ‘burying bad news’ and suspecting a rat, the bastion of […]

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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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