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Long-term readers of Biglorryblog may remember that they used to be able to leave comments on blog posts using a system called ‘Disqus’. At the time Disqus was also used by many of the biggest news sites in the world, including CNN and The Telegraph. However it came to light recently that Disqus had a

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RHA and FTA welcome government plan to invest in A roads

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Trade organisations the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Freight Transport Association (FTA) have both welcomed the government’s announcement of plans to invest £100 million to upgrade 5000 miles of A roads. The government has released its consultation on the Major Roads Network (MRN), which proposes that 5000 miles of A roads are brought into scope

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Truck driver given suspended sentence for M20 bridge crash

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A truck driver who crashed into a bridge on the M20, causing it to collapse has been given a suspended jail sentence. The incident happened in September 2016 when a digger on the back of Alan Austen’s HGV struck a footbridge, which then collapsed. The crash injured a motorcyclist and caused more than £1 million

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Recruitment agencies warn of driver shortage

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The vast majority of specialist recruitment agencies are experiencing a shortage of drivers, with 54% admitting there is a chance some deliveries won’t arrive in time for Christmas because of this, a survey has found. The survey of 57 recruitment agencies, by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), found that 98% of specialist recruiters are

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Severn Bridge charges to be reduced in January

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  Charges for trucks crossing over the Severn Bridge will be reduced in January, as the management of it transfers back to government ownership. Currently, Category 3 – which covers goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes – pay £20 daily to cross the Bridge, but from 8 January it will be £16.70, as prices will no

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Scania launches new 7-litre engine

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Scania has launched its new DC07 6.7 litre engine, which is intended primarily for urban operations. The DC07 is available in three power outputs – 220, 250 and 280 horsepower – and gives high fuel efficiency, excellent driveability, low weight and low noise, according to the manufacturer. Scania also say that when it is specified

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Scania launch new L-series low entry cab

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Scania has launched the L-series, a new low-entry cab series designed for urban environment applications such as local distribution, waste and construction. The launch of the L-series completes Scania’s model line up, which has seen the launch of the S-series as well as revised R-series, P-series, G-series and new XT in the past 18 months.

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