The week that was
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ON THE ROAD
Editor Will Shiers visited Bridgend-based Smiths Mechanicals to find out why this Welsh heavy haulage specialist swears by Volvo’s 13-litre engine, while content editor Laura Hailstone spent the afternoon with FairFuelUK boss Peter Carroll discussing his fight against fuel duty rises and what’s next for the campaign. News editor Christopher Walton and trainee reporter Ashleigh Wight visited MT Partnership Award winners Yusen Logistics and BSH in Kettering and Advanced Supply Chain in Corby.
Would you encourage your children to follow you into the haulage industry?
73% 27% What a pessimistic bunch of truckers – it turns out three-quarters of commercialmotor.com users would not encourage their offspring to follow in their footsteps.
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TOP CM.COM STORIES
• Nolan appeal rejected in landmark decision • Drivers must go to jail for breaking drivers’ hours rules, warns RHA • Haulier had no transport manager for more than a decade • Brian Yeardley Continental wins tachograph fraud case • Tesco drivers in Doncaster face uncertain future, warns Unite • URTU men arrested in Driver CPC fraud investigation have bail extended • Ryder purchases Euroway • Cobley Transport assumes postcode of failed Palletways member
Tweet of the week
@HilaryDevey: I will really have to be seen in the same room as Jessie J xx • Follow us @rtm_CommMotor