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In brief...

23rd January 2014
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• The Department for Transport said that a study looking at ways of improving the 447 in Norfolk will also consider the 412 between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The 447 Alliance campaign said that selected dualling, junction improvements and the creation of a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth would boost economic output by £390m a year.

• The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (formerly Vosa and the DSA) has pushed back the introduction of manual entitlement for HGV drivers who take their practical driving test in an automatic vehicle. The agency said the change in legislation is not due to become effective until February. The changes were originally due to come into effect this month. • Stobart Group reported a busy Christmas in its transport and distribution businesses as EB IT (earnings before interest and tax) for the final four months of 2013 increased. In its interim management statement, covering the period from 1 September 2013 to 17 January, it confirmed that all of its businesses are

making steady progress, but conceded that more work needed to be done to achieve its long-term goals.

• The CV Industry Report is now available to download for free (motortransport. co.ukkvreport). Produced for CM publisher Road Transport Media on behalf of Texaco Lubricants, with support from Continental, the report is in two halves. The first is an overview of the UK CV industry, while the second includes exclusive research based on responses from 500 UK-based CV operators.

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