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Highway Code 80 today

One of Britain's best selling and most iconic publications - the Highway Code - is 80 years-old today (14 April).

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The Fuelcard Company highlights risks of employing temporary drivers

Fuel card reseller, The Fuelcard Company, is reminding fleet managers about their ‘Duty of Care’ to contract drivers amid concerns that knowledge of the law is patchy, ahead of World Day for Health and Safety at Work on 28 April.

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Green future mapped out for HGVs

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low carbon solutions is published today (11 April 2011).

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England to benefit from over 500 green buses

Government funding of over £46 million will see 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced.

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Daimler fund electric car PhD

Car manufacturer Daimler and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are to establish a joint PhD research group focusing on electric vehicles, in a project which will see Daimler provide funding of €1.75 million over four years to support nine PhD students.

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New car sales sluggish

The arrival of new number plates failed to excite consumers, figures for new car sales last month showed.

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New EU rules for lorry, bus and coach operators

A consultation on the implementation of new EU rules covering the licensing of lorry, bus and coach operators was announced today (4 April) by Roads Minister Mike Penning.

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Transport Secretary announces 5m to tackle transport emissions in London

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has committed an additional £5m funding to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to help improve air quality in the capital.

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No Fuel VAT Reversal, says Government

The Fuelcard Company has reacted to the government decision to deny calls to reverse a fuel VAT increase.

 

UK's first road-legal electric 4x4 arrives

The first electric utility vehicle to combine 4x4 off-road performance and road-legal driving is now available.

 

Used fleet values fall

Average used car values increased by £11 month-on-month in February to £5985 due to a richer model mix in the nearly-new sector, according to BCA.

 

Rolls Royce unveils electric car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled a fully electric luxury car.