Road Freight

Police repel another large-scale attempt to storm Eurotunnel's French terminal

Lorry driver highlights dangers he and colleagues face when stopping in and around Calais

Peak-hour lorry bans ‘not the answer’

FTA says safety issues for HGVs in cities need alternative solutions

FTA voices its disappointment at rejection of LGV driver training standard

Government appears to have "gone back on its pledge to find an industry-led solution to solve the driver crisis"

Freight welcomes Calais lorry secure zone

UK government announces creation of a new fenced area to allow 230 trucks to wait protected from migrants, equivalent to a 4km lorry queue

Record fake coffee freight seizure

French Customs discovers counterfeit haul in truck and warehouse swoop

French hauliers fear fresh Calais blockade

As Minister meets today with union behind recent protests, France’s leading road haulage federation warns of risk to freight firms

Trucks offered motorway discount in Spain

Country trialling 50% reduction for hauliers on certain routes to relieve congested ‘A-roads’

Countdown begins for London truck changes

FTA advising operators to prepare early for city’s Safer Lorry Scheme, which goes live on 1 September

FTA members aid stranded cross-Channel truckers

Companies including Wincanton help by delivering much-needed water and food to queuing lorry drivers on UK’s hottest day for a decade

IRU calls for French army to protect truck drivers at Calais

International Road Transport Union demands military escort of lorry convoys through port areas as costs to freight companies rise

Samsung trials ‘see-through’ truck

Tech firm claims lorry that allows following vehicles to view the road ahead could revolutionize road safety

FTA denies HGVs bring ‘bedlam’ to villages

Defence by Freight Transport Association follows call by UK’s Local Government Association to give councils more powers to tackle lorry drivers who breach weight and width restrictions

Stowaways ‘contaminating’ perishable freight

Some shippers and hauliers now avoiding Calais as rising migrant issues add to costs for UK fresh produce sector

Lorry stowaway incidents double in 2015

Interceptions of migrants hiding in trucks bound for the UK more than twice the level as last year

UK and Netherlands dominate EMEA cargo crime

But TAPA praises British and Dutch police for ‘proactive approach’ to improving supply chain resilience

Advice & Insight

Stowaways and civil penalties - it pays to take legal advice

Anton Balkitis, partner at Rothera Dowson solicitors, discusses the implications drivers can face if anyone is discovered within their vehicle who does not have the right to enter the UK

New laws see drug driver arrests

Drivers convicted of drug-driving will be banned for at least a year and can be fined up to £5,000, spend up to a year in prison and receive a criminal record

Abolition of paper driving licence counterpart from 8 June 2015

However it remains to be seen when the new system is rolled out how successful it proves to be

Crowded roads and empty promises

How can the incoming government support growth in the UK’s logistics sector?

Is your O-licence application taking too long to process?

With the recent Triennial Review of the Traffic Commissioners the question of how long it is taking the Office of the Traffic Commissioner to process O-licence applications has come to the forefront.

Freight People

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Davies Turner names new senior management

Family connection continues, with Edward and Emily Stephenson promoted to director roles

AA Cargo appoints sales manager for SAMEA region

Richard Hartmann takes newly created position for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, with remit to extend airline’s reach to more forwarders

Management merry-go-round continues at DGF

DHL Global Forwarding’s former EMEA chief Thomas Nieszner returns, as Rajeev Singh-Molares moves on

Have Your Say

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market

Nepal: Back on the road

After flying to Nepal several weeks ago to cover the immediate aftermath of the 25 April earthquake, Lloyd’s Loading journalist Mike King returned to the struggling Himalayan country again this month

An open letter from the World Food Programme

Agency seeks to encourage others to continue their efforts to support humanitarian actions as part of their daily work

Death, taxes and multi-country customs compliance…

Kewill’s Andreas Giger says appropriate planning and investments in the right technology and infrastructure will ensure smoother operations and lower risk