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HSE reviews approach to trucker’s toilets – RHA relieved

10-11-2017 16:01

The Road Haulage Association has expressed its relief at news that the Health and Safety Executive has reviewed its approach concerning access to facilities for visiting delivery drivers and has re-examined the Workplace regulations 1992.

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FTA renews call for London Freight Commissioner

31-10-2017 14:48

Every year, more than 130 million tonnes of freight are moved in and out of London by road alone. 3% of the capital’s workforce, equating to around 230,000 people, is employed by the logistics sector. Thousands of businesses depend on the successful movement of goods in and out of the city every day. 

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Commercial fleet using 3G vehicle cameras to defend against claims

26-10-2017 09:41

The proposals which are due to be introduced to all HGV operators across the capital from 2020, could be a massive step forward in terms of road safety. 3G vehicle cameras are increasingly becoming popular with road users, in order to challenge fraudulent insurance claims, false driving allegations and disputed liability. 

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We want a cleaner London - but not at any price, says RHA

26-10-2017 00:00

The Road Haulage Association is warning that the London economy risks being damaged by the new Toxin Tax and the planned Ultra Low Emission Zone being imposed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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Winter Vehicle Safety

05-10-2017 09:54

The winter months are fast approaching, meaning the roads are going to be slippery, and possibly even covered in snow. Driving becomes a huge hazard during this season for lorry drivers. At most occasions, HGVs cannot avoid driving in conditions like this, so following the safety precautions is advised. Read our tips to make sure your vehicle safety is in top condition this winter.

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UK firms challenged to cut freight emissions

05-10-2017 09:52

In the UK, lorries are causing a third of transport CO2 emissions. With simple new technologies, we can massively help reduce these harmful pollutants, improving our air quality. 

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Women in the logistics industry

05-10-2017 08:38

Nearly 1.5 million people work in transport and logistics in the UK. However, women globally fill less than 20% of executive level positions within this industry. 

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FTA supports truck platooning

16-09-2017 13:24

Platooning works by linking a series of trucks travelling along a motorway through the latest driving systems, operators can move large quantities of goods at consistent speeds, lowering fuel consumption and C02 emissions.

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Paragon launches fleXipod dashboard

02-09-2017 13:17

This latest development will enable logistics operations to access key reports at-a-glance to support trend analysis and the performance management of delivery teams.

 

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Finalists getting ready to compete for title of FTA Driver of the Year 2017

16-08-2017 13:09

hosted at Mercedes-Benz’ Wentworth Park facility, where winners and Young Drivers of the Year in three vehicle classes will be named. 

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Logistics needs time and funding to succeed post-Brexit – says FTA

02-08-2017 12:40

to ensure that Brexit negotiations do not come to an abrupt stop, said the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI), as this could be catastrophic for Irish business.

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What is a CPC and Who Needs It?

18-07-2017 08:19

The CPC is the Certificate of Professional competence; The CPC is a set of standards set by the European Union to ensure that all drivers are competent and proficient. You may need to renew your CPC, find out more in this article. 

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HGV regulations and restrictions costing logistics sector millions

26-06-2017 10:17

HGV regulations and restrictions are costing logistics operations tens of millions of pounds every year, so transport planners need to find clever ways to adapt to evolving legislation

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Lower Thames Crossing- New crossing beneath River Thames

12-06-2017 09:45

A preferred route has been selected for the new crossing of the River Thames. Location C is to be the new crossing east of Gravesend and Tilbury. This new crossing is set to improve journey time, reliability & economic benefits. 

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Convoy in the Park 2017

12-05-2017 09:40

On the weekend of July 22-23, tens of thousands of truck drivers, race fans and enthusiasts will descend on Donington Park for the inaugural Convoy in the Park extravaganza.

 

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RHA calls for enforcement of 45-hour weekly rest rules

05-04-2017 15:04

The Road Haulage Association has written to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lord Ahmed to voice its disappointment that the urgent issue of weekly rest rules has been further delayed while additional stakeholder views are sought.

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FTA’s five-point plan to Keep Britain Trading

27-03-2017 09:41

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has drawn up five priorities for customs and border arrangements to keep Britain trading post Brexit.

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RHA launches its Daily Defect App

20-03-2017 15:08

Developed by RHA business Partners, TruTac, the RHA Daily Defect App goes a long way to making an HGV driver’s daily checks much, much easier.

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Brexit, Road Haulage and Freight Transport – What it could mean?

14-03-2017 09:58

Brexit could seriously damage Britain’s food supplies because customs problems could cripple supply chains. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is warning that unless the Government negotiates the right customs controls during forthcoming Brexit talks then the UK’s sensitive food supply could be seriously damaged. The current rationing of vegetables has highlighted the danger and the problems with supplies of lettuce could be just the tip of a dangerous iceberg on the horizon.

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The CV Show 2017

06-03-2017 13:31

The UK’s biggest and best event for the road transport, distribution and logistics industries, the Commercial Vehicle Show, is now open for registration via their official website at www.cvshow.com. It is taking place at the Birmingham NEC on April 25th till the 27th and will provide truck and van operators with a far greater choice than any other exhibition currently serving this industry.

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HGV Driver safety tips for Great British weather

16-01-2017 13:58

It seems appropriate now with the worsening weather that we should look to the official advice of the freight transport association for how best to stay safe when working in these conditions.

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Track your health on the road.

10-12-2016 11:14

Undoubtedly, one of the hardest things about the life of a trucker are the potential health implications the sedentary lifestyle can have. Read our tips to stay healthy on the road. 

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The New Trailerlock

10-11-2016 11:02


New lock to guard against intruders breaking into vehicles.

Security and safety are some of the most important aspects of being on the road, particularly if travelling internationally. A recent product release is set to add some additional safety, securing trailers and LCV rear doors.

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ADR News Roundup

22-09-2016 10:00

Here is your HGV driver news for September. As always, please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.

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The Volvo Iron Knight, is it the fastest truck in the world?

23-08-2016 09:54

Volvo are attempting to break the world speed record with their latest creation: ‘The Iron knight’. Volvo have created this truck entirely with speed in mind. We have taken a close look into some of the main features of this truck!

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Our top picks for HGV drivers based in Scotland

18-08-2016 15:56

Are you looking for your latest HGV driver job or opportunity? We have so many fantastic job offerings at ADR network, with the added benefit, no middle man. We are an agency dedicated to HGV and LGV driver recruitment. If you apply for a job on our site, your application comes straight to us, no faffing about with recruiters and pesky recruitment sites. 

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HGV DRIVER NEWS ROUNDUP – JUNE 2016

12-07-2016 09:43

Here is your HGV driver news for June. As always, please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.

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ADR Network driver helps stop huge fire at Morrisons Bakery in Wakefield

05-07-2016 13:04

On Sunday this weekend just past there was a major fire at the Wakefield site of Morrisons supermarket bakery.

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HGV DRIVER NEWS ROUNDUP MAY

31-05-2016 16:32

Whether you are an experienced HGV driver who likes to keep up to date on what is happening or you are a new starter who wants to learn a bit more about the issues currently facing the industry, we have you covered.

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The HGV Driver Shortage

25-05-2016 09:13

The haulage industry is facing tough times ahead with the continuing shortage in HGV drivers throughout the country. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) estimates that there is a HGV driver shortage of 45,000 in the UK. If this is not addressed soon then the shortage is very likely to grow and begin to effect the UK economy.

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More women are starting their careers as HGV drivers!

09-05-2016 15:48

When most people think about lorry drivers they think; large bearded man living off of Yorkie bars and truck-stop burgers. But that’s no longer the case, these days anybody can now drive a lorry and the number of women in the industry is growing rapidly.

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HGV Driving Hours – staying safe and legal

25-04-2016 14:25

Do you know the exact ins and outs when it comes to the limits on driving hours in the UK and EU? Find out more here...

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HGV road safety in built-up areas

13-04-2016 07:58

In response to the challenge to reduce..

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Driverless HGVs Take To The UK Roads

30-03-2016 14:09

The UK has taken the very bold step and taken an international lead in the development of driverless HGVs.

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Crack down on mobile phone usage

25-03-2016 14:49

In 2015 it was announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) was looking into increasing the fine and penalty points for HGV Drivers caught using a mobile phone whilst driving, find out more...

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for ‘better enforcement’

18-02-2016 13:16

The FTA has outlined proposals to increase the cost of a Fixed Penalty Notice if...

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Safety is always important

28-01-2016 10:08

The DVSA has set itself some new targets for 2016...

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Lottery Raffle!

13-01-2016 13:40

We are delighted to confirm that Stefan Kazakov has won...

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Christmas Jumper Day!

05-01-2016 09:17

ADR Network has joined in Christmas Jumper Day!

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Woman in the Transport Sector

30-11-2015 13:05

How do woman feel about the industry?

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National Lorry Week a 'Success'

12-11-2015 11:51

The RHA has explained that the first ever National Lorry Week (26-31 October) was an 'outstanding success'. The organisation has now released plans to organise a larger scale event in 2016.

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National Lorry Week!

28-10-2015 11:35

This week is National Lorry Week where lots of industry based companies..

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FTA welcomes new dual signing for low bridges

08-10-2015 09:32

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed Department for Transport (DfT) proposals to bring in a bridge marking system that will identify both imperial and metric height, width and length limits.

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Good news for the industry..

29-09-2015 07:31

There was a 3.5% drop in the number of fatal accidents on the UK's roads involving heavy goods vehicles in 2014, figures show.

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FTA encouraging students to Think Logistics..

08-09-2015 10:23

The Freight Transport Association is working to encourage young people to consider opportunities in the logistics industry..

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A ban on "unsafe lorries" in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.

02-09-2015 12:29

A ban on "unsafe lorries" in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.

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New HGV techology for road safety

18-08-2015 09:26

A new project funded by Transport for London (TfL) will independently test blind spot safety technology

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Trucks and Bikes joining forces for road safety..

04-08-2015 08:41

A new scheme has been created to help the safety of our roads...

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Advice on staying healthy on the road...

23-07-2015 14:30

Life is tough on the road, and staying healthy is one of the biggest challenges for any HGV driver. One of the best places to start is your diet..

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New HGV braking system developments could be the future to safer roads..

16-07-2015 09:27

Interesting article that explains how development of HGV braking systems could save lives every year and make driving safer...

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How big is the UK driver shortage?

09-07-2015 14:30

Facing an unprecedented shortage of lorry drivers, the UK haulage industry has this week asked the government for support..

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Avoiding bridge strikes

19-05-2015 12:10

Bridge strikes are avoidable if suitable planning and care are used.  

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Fantastic new business win

20-03-2015 11:47

ADR Network are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the driver agency supply for DHL servicing the M&S account.  The locations awarded are in Bradford, Long Eaton, Swindon, Peterborough and Cumbernauld.  We are looking forward to expanding our long-term successful partnership with DHL in this contract.

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Summer madness for drivers

20-03-2015 11:38

We are once again going in to Summer with a UK driver shortage.  As always, we are leading the charge with our continued expansion in to driver training and the introduction of newly qualified drivers.  A recent article in Recruitment International describes the structural issues 

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Be aware of your responsibilities

04-03-2015 11:55

Recent changes to drug testing and proposed changes to mobile phone use penalties that you should be aware of.

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Driver CPC not to blame for driver shortage

26-11-2014 10:23

A recent article in The Mail On-Line in which the FTA claims that 20,00 drivers have retired early or left the industry because of Driver CPC has been dismissed by our MD, Andrew Waldron, as unhelpful and misleading.

 

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Will economic recovery mean a shortage of LGV drivers?

20-09-2013 13:00

Andrew Waldron - ADR Network

Andrew Waldron featured in the August edition of Commercial Motor:

"There has been a fair amount of discussion within the industry about driver shortages, with the landmark Skills for Logistics report (CM 17 May 2012) perhaps the most detailed investigation into the problem. However..."

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ADR Network – half year results

04-09-2013 11:03

ADR Network’s half year results show an increase in turnover of 48% versus the same period last year. A number of key contracts wins in...

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Viral Sales Growth- No Sales Training Required

31-07-2013 10:35

Andrew Waldron featured in the June edition of Recruitment International.

"One might expect that the business has a dedicated salesforce or at the very least a sales culture supported by a bedrock of sales targets and demanding personal new business objectives ADR Network has none of these things"

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LGV Driver Resourcing Specialist, PPF Plc. Announces Substantial Lift in Turnover to £89 million

26-03-2013 13:37

PPF Plc., which trades as ADR Network, has announced a substantial lift in turnover. The turnover for 2012 was £89m, an increase of 38% on last year.

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National Agency Driver Survey Results 2012

10-12-2012 09:35

National Agency Driver Survey Results 2012

This independent survey was commissioned by ADR Network, the UK’s largest specialist provider of LGV drivers. It is believed to be the largest survey that has ever been conducted within the agency driver...

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ADR Network Preliminary Results Show Continued Growth

14-02-2012 10:10

ADR Network has recently announced preliminary results that show turnover for 2011 has increased to...

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ADR Network to Offer Permanent Contracts to Drivers Based on a 37.5 Hour Week

04-10-2011 14:36

In a decisive move the agency driver specialist ADR Network has announced that it is to offer fulltime permanent contracts to its drivers based on a guaranteed...

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