Hello and welcome to June’s edition of Tachpro Transport News.
It’s been an interesting month to say the least! The election result sent everyone in the industry into a frenzy, but we’re sure you’ve read enough about that so we’ve put together some more interesting, diverse and in the main positive stories to take a look at.
So, without further ado, let’s begin with this great campaign!
Get More Woman Driving HGV’s
A campaign was launched last week by the RHA, M6 Toll and Pertemps to encourage more woman to get into the haulage industry, along with a chance to win £3000 worth of driver training!
Our twitter friend Kara Rose was in attendance at the launch, along with racing driver Rebecca Jackson. For more details check out this article over at the Express & Star and check out the Her-GV website as well.
Fagan & Walley’s new hub
Our friends over at road hauliers Fagan & Walley have completed their fantastic new hub at the Burnley Bridge development. With 92,000 sq ft of space it’s a whopper and provides parking for up to 80 trailers, has 10 loading bays and 25,000 pallet locations.
We say congratulations to them! Check out the full story over at the Burnley Express here.
Fines for hauliers racking up
The latest data from the Home Office shows that there are now on average 10 fines per day issued to hauliers after migrants were found in their trucks. A staggering 3522 fines were issued in 2016/17 which is a 12% rise on last years figures.
Ipswich’s GMA get some sparkling new DAFs
GMA, the Ipswich based transport & warehousing specialists have recently upgraded some of their fleet with 4 new DAF FTG XF 510 Super Space cabs, supplied by our friends Chassis Cab. Take a look here at the story from the Ipswich Star.
Police in the West Mids have been using an plain white truck recently and have caught over 100 dangerous drivers for a variety of offences. A majority it seems are for using a mobile phone at the wheel which isn’t the smartest move when driving an HGV it has to be said. One driver was caught eating his breakfast…. Out of a bowl!
Check out the full story here with thanks once again to the Express and Star.
That’s it for this month, we’ll be back with more in July. If you have a story you think our readers would like to see, then feel free to drop us a line Gary a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your news added to our next edition.