If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.
Packing it in
• Printing and packaging research association PIRA International is holding a one-day seminar highlighting some of the effects that the new dangerous goods regulations will have on transport.
Speakers at the event will include officials from the various Government departments that will be involved with implementing the changes, which are due the come into force next summer. The conference will take place at the Scandic Crown Hotel. Victoria on Tuesday 12 December.
Cost: £195 (ex-VAT) for PIRA members and £220 (exVAT) for non-members.
Contact: 01372 802042.
• NCA is holding a commercial vehicle auction for Transfleet tomorrow (10 Nov) and Saturday at Fulwood Industrial Estate, Huthwaite, Mansfield, About 400 vehicles will be on offer, of which some 90% are exdaily rental models.
Contact: 01623 554232.
• The next generation of road transport management will be the subject of the second world congress on intelligent transport systems at Yokohama, Japan on 9-11 November. The conference, backed by the AA, is concentrating on the planned use of multi-media technology to help roads cope with increased capacity.
Contact: 01256 493014.
I The Town and Country Planning Association has linked with The Observer newspaper for a conference on 24 November at the New Connaught rooms, London, WC1. Which way fin-wardP Towards a national transport plan is designed to contribute to the debate on the future of Britain's roads,
Cost: £175 (inc-VAT). Contact: 0171 930 8903.
• RU-RD operator Exxtor Ferries has agreed on an extended contract to provide services between Immingham and Rotterdam. The contract with Seaport Terminals will enable the building of a third RD-RD loading ramp to meet the increased demand.
Contact: 01469 571711.
• S Jones Truck Centre is expanding its Coventry repair and parts centre with extra staff and a larger Contact: 01922 743783.
• The Institute of Transport Administration has relaunched its Kent centre and plans to hold bi-monthly meetings at the Whitbread Hop Farm, Beltring, Paddock Wood. The first meeting at the site is scheduled for 29 November and will discuss tachographs.
Contact: 01403 211145.
• The Financial Times has produced a management report, The European Road Freight Industry, by Frank Worsford and Kit Mitchell.
Contact: 0171 896 2222.
• The Garage Equipment Association (GEA) has prepared an emissions handbook.
The GEA World of Emissions, which is due to be published next month, looks at the background to emission testing, different types of fuel systems on the market and lists fuel and technical equipment suppliers.
Contact: 01327 312616.
• Exhaust manufacturer Timax Exhaust Systems has published a guide to catalytic converters for the UK. The new guide will outline the affects changes in annual test legislation will have on the exhaust replacement and annual testing sector.
Contact: 01253 400400.
• Kent-based SIRS Navigation has produced a magnified compass card for commercial vehicles. It can be mounted on the dash and is available in 12 or 24V versions.
Cost: £69.50 (inc-VAT). Contact: 01322 383672.
• Laserline Car Alarms has developed a truck immobiliser. The TEC-TUS is a three-circuit transponder immobiliser that runs on 24V Cost (fitted): £250.
Contact: 01797 320285.
• Britool has a new range of mechanical wrenches and analysers for CVs. The three new wrenches, which were previewed at Tools Show 1995. have plastic handles to give a better grip; they will be available from midJanuary. Britool has also developed four electronic wrench analysers that can check and reclibrate all types of wrench.
Contact: 01922 419977.
• A new in-cab communications system developed by computer design specialist CDS is expected to speed up the processing of delivery paper work. The Deliverer computer system enables delivery documentation to be produced in-cab without the need to return to base to collect it.
Contact: 0161 832 9251.
• Bosch is selling a new range of glow plugs for diesel vehicles The range will be discounted until the end of the year.
Contact: 01895 838547.
• Deltasoft, the health and safety computer software specialist, has launched a risk assessment package which allows operators to record and categorise hazardous substances..
Cost: ,C,195 (ex-VAT).
Contact: 01473 233234.
• A400 West End: Major resurfacing work is underway in Tottenham Court Road between the junctions with Oxford St and Goodge St-be prepared for serious congestion with only one lane open.
• Lord Mayor's Show (11 Nov): Major road closures throughout the City of London from early morning until 16:00hrs.
• A3 Kingston Bypass, New Malden: One lane is closed London-bound approaching the Coombe Lane flyover-morning rush
hour delays are predicted until mid-November.
The South East
• M4 Berkshire: Major roadworks and a contraflow between Junctions 6 and 8/9 will cause tailbacks until March 1996.
• M3 Surrey: Major roadworks with lane closures in both directions between Junctions 1 and 2 (Sunbury M25) until beginning of December.
The South West
• M32 Avon: major widening work continues between Junction 19 of the M4 and Bristol-expect regular rush-hour delays until February 1996.
• A35 Dorset: Major roadworks between Morecombelake and Charmouth until Christmas.
• A3122 Devon: Major roadworks with lane closure between Halwell and Dartmouth until December.
Midlands & East Anglia
• M6 West Midlands: contraflow between Junctions 5 and 6 (A452 -Spaghetti Junction).
• Al Lincolnshire: Major roadworks and a contraflow between Stamford and Grantham until early December.
• MI Leicestershire: Major roadworks and contraflow could cause delays between Junctions 21 and 22 (Leicester).
• M1 West Yorkshire: Roadworks and a contraflow at the end of the motorway at Junction 47 (Leeds central).
• M6 Cheshire: Major widening work over the Thelwall Viaduct between Junctions 20 and 22 (LymmWinwick).
Wales • M4 Mid Glamorgan: Major roadworks with lane closures in both directions between Junctions 36 and 37.
• A40 Gwent: Major roadworks on Hereford Road, Abergavenny until mid. November,
• A77 Glasgow: Major
roadworks in Eglinton Street and Pollokshaws Road are expected to cause regular delays at least until the Christmas holiday.
• M80 central region: Major roadworks and a contraflow at Junction 5 (Bankhead) until the end of November.
• Omagh, Co Tyrone: Roadworks on the Omagh Bypass at the Junction with Derry Road until May 1996.