Latest News https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk Latest News en-us Rising CV registrations hint at plant haulage investment https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/rising-cv-registrations-hint-at-plant-haulage-investment/ Heavy haulage companies may be investing in new plant haulage vehicles in 2013, following the news that commercial vehicle registrations are on the increase. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:00:00 23JulUTC Road haulage improvements will keep UK 'open for business' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-improvements-will-keep-uk-open-for-business/ The words 'open for business' have been used in several major political speeches in recent years, but the Road Haulage Association stresses that unless transport infrastructure is maintained to the standard needed by road haulage companies, it could be made more difficult to properly serve UK businesses. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:00:00 23JulUTC Haulage companies watch as fuel prices creep back up https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-watch-as-fuel-prices-creep-back-up/ Haulage companies are once again watching the seemingly inexorable rise of fuel prices, as unleaded petrol this week hit its highest cost per litre since April 29th. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 23JunUTC Road haulage firms 'need exemption from parking fines' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-firms-need-exemption-from-parking-fines/ Road haulage firms are facing an increasingly difficult task in city centres such as London, where restricted parking means they must often effectively break the law in order to drop off goods. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:00:00 23JunUTC New road offence fines are mixed news for haulage firms https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/new-road-offence-fines-are-mixed-news-for-haulage-firms/ Haulage firms have mixed cause for celebration following this week's announcement of new fixed penalty charges for common motorway offences. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:00:00 23JunUTC Haulage companies 'on track' to hit emissions targets in 2013 https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-on-track-to-hit-emissions-targets-in-2013/ Haulage companies are on course to achieve a long-term target of 8% reductions in their carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in 2013, two years ahead of schedule. Thu, 30 May 2013 11:00:00 23MayUTC Road haulage operators help farmers in need https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-operators-help-farmers-in-need/ The road haulage industry has been making headlines after offering its services to farmers during their time of need. Wed, 15 May 2013 11:00:00 23MayUTC Haulage firms 'have long-held commitment to fuel efficiency' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-firms-have-long-held-commitment-to-fuel-efficiency/ Fuel efficiency is firmly on the list of haulage firms' priorities, without intervention at the driver training stage, one industry organisation has stressed. Thu, 09 May 2013 11:00:00 23MayUTC 7.5 tonne Rigid Tautliner added to the fleet https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/75-tonne-rigid-tautliner-added-to-the-fleet/ Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd is pleased to announce that the latest addition to our diverse fleet is a 7.5 tonne rigid tautliner capable of carrying up to 3 tonnes. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC Chris Bennett (HH) Ltd achieve FORS Silver https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/chris-bennett-hh-ltd-achieve-fors-silver/ Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd are pleased to announce that the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) promoted by Transport for London have awarded us their Silver accreditation. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC New DAF XF 105 Arrivals https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/new-daf-xf-105-arrivals/ Chris Bennett (HH) Ltd are delighted to announce the arrival this week of the first two of ten new DAF XF105 Super Space Cab 44 tonne tractor units on a four year contract lease to replace the current fleet of ten Volvos. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC Busy roads are not haulage firms' fault, says FTA https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/busy-roads-are-not-haulage-firms-fault-says-fta/ Haulage firms are not to blame for busy morning roads - or for the risks they may pose to cyclists - the Freight Transport Association has stressed. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC RHA intern gives haulage firms a voice in parliament https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/rha-intern-gives-haulage-firms-a-voice-in-parliament/ Haulage firms could soon have their voices heard in parliament more easily, as the Road Haulage Association has revealed it is funding an intern position to serve as part of the All Party Parliamentary Freight Group. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC Impending Euro 6 legislation suppresses heavy haulage registrations in March https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/impending-euro-6-legislation-suppresses-heavy-haulage-registrations-in-march/ While headline figures made new registrations of heavy haulage figures appear substantially down in March, the approaching introduction of Euro 6 legislation is likely to have played a part in that. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC Heavy haulage 'is five times more efficient than in 1950s' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/heavy-haulage-is-five-times-more-efficient-than-in-1950s/ The past half-century has seen heavy haulage improve its efficiency fivefold, in terms of the number of tonne miles carried by road haulage vehicles. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 11:00:00 23AprUTC Budget 2013 is a mixed bag for haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/budget-2013-is-a-mixed-bag-for-haulage-companies/ There will be muted celebrations from many haulage companies in light of the measures announced in the 2013 Budget speech, which some industry groups have claimed did not go far enough to help the industry. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00 0MarUTC Long-term approach to pothole repair would be good for haulage firms https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/long-term-approach-to-pothole-repair-would-be-good-for-haulage-firms/ Haulage firms could benefit from a long-term view on pothole repair, rather than the frantic scramble that currently takes place to fill in and patch up the holes that appear on the nation's roads. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00:00 0MarUTC New charges for heavy haulage trigger excise reduction for UK firms https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/new-charges-for-heavy-haulage-trigger-excise-reduction-for-uk-firms/ UK haulage companies can expect a reduction in the amount of vehicle excise duty they have to pay on heavy haulage vehicles of 12 tonnes and above, according to the Freight Transport Association. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:00 0MarUTC RHA asks for police support for haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/rha-asks-for-police-support-for-haulage-companies/ Crime against haulage companies should be a priority for the nation's 41 newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners, says the Road Haulage Association. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:00:00 0FebUTC Fuel duty 'remains the issue' for road haulage firms https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/fuel-duty-remains-the-issue-for-road-haulage-firms/ An OFT report on the price of petrol is simply a distraction from the real issue faced by road haulage firms - fuel duty, says the Freight Transport Association. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:00:00 0FebUTC United efforts keep road haulage companies on the move https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/united-efforts-keep-road-haulage-companies-on-the-move/ The recent 'Snowpocalypse' has made headlines and occupied our TV screens for some time now, but road haulage companies have continued to make essential deliveries to communities nationwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 0JanUTC Road haulage industry hits the gas https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-industry-hits-the-gas/ The road haulage industry is seeking clarification about the impact of an increased reliance on gas for the future of the UK's energy mix. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 0JanUTC Haulage firms show resilience during downturn https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-firms-show-resilience-during-downturn/ Haulage firms have shown signs of resilience during the recent economic downturn, according to the Road Haulage Association. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:00:00 0JanUTC Road haulage takes its place on the Olympic podium https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-takes-its-place-on-the-olympic-podium/ Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:00:00 0DecUTC Autumn Statement 'an early Christmas present' for haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/autumn-statement-an-early-christmas-present-for-haulage-companies/ Haulage companies had several reasons to celebrate following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement earlier this month - although some might still have been hoping for more. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:00:00 0DecUTC Road haulage 'the only option' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-the-only-option/ Road haulage remains the only realistic option for the vast majority of essential deliveries, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said ahead of November's Commercial Vehicle Forum. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:00:00 23OctUTC Road Haulage Association hopes McLoughlin 'is a quick learner' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-association-hopes-mcloughlin-is-a-quick-learner/ The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the appointment of Patrick McLoughlin as Secretary of State for Transport, but has expressed concerns for the future of road haulage if he continues his past voting patterns. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:00:00 23SepUTC UK government urged to copy French to benefit haulage firms https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/uk-government-urged-to-copy-french-to-benefit-haulage-firms/ It may sound unpatriotic to copy the French, but that is what the UK government is being urged to do, in order to benefit British haulage firms. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:00:00 23AugUTC Low-carbon plant haulage gains government support https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/low-carbon-plant-haulage-gains-government-support/ The next generation of plant haulage and other commercial vehicles could have exceptional low-carbon credentials, as a government-backed showcase of new models is demonstrating. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:00:00 23AugUTC London 2012 sets gold standard for haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/london-2012-sets-gold-standard-for-haulage-companies/ While some haulage companies were afraid that London 2012 might cause logistical havoc ahead of the start of the Games, the reality of the Olympic fortnight was much different from those chaotic expectations. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:00:00 23AugUTC Airline results 'show impact of fuel on road haulage' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/airline-results-show-impact-of-fuel-on-road-haulage/ While many people might think of road haulage and air freight as competing industries, the Road Haulage Association has cited recent Ryanair financial results as an indication of the common challenge presented to both sectors due to the rising price of fuel. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:00:00 23AugUTC Olympic Route Network impacts heavy haulage in London https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/olympic-route-network-impacts-heavy-haulage-in-london/ The Olympic Route Network came into effect officially on Wednesday, July 25th, affecting heavy haulage operators trying to make deliveries into the capital. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:00:00 23JulUTC Norbury Primary School in Hazel Grove Carnival Triumph https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/norbury-primary-school-in-hazel-grove-carnival-triumph/ Congratulations to the pupils of Norbury Primary School Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:00:00 23JulUTC Haulage firms celebrate victory on fuel duty rise https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-firms-celebrate-victory-on-fuel-duty-rise/ Haulage firms and their industry representatives have had cause for celebration this month, following the news in late June that the government will not be going ahead with the planned 3p per litre increase in fuel duty, which was previously scheduled for August. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:00:00 23JulUTC Indian innovation targets chatty haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/indian-innovation-targets-chatty-haulage-companies/ Researchers in India are working on a system to prevent haulage companies' drivers from using their mobile phone whilst their heavy haulage vehicle is in motion. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:00:00 23JulUTC Voluntary GHG reporting helps haulage industry cut costs https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/voluntary-ghg-reporting-helps-haulage-industry-cut-costs/ The haulage industry's current voluntary approach to greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting allows hauliers to cut their fuel costs while helping the environment, says the Freight Transport Association. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:00:00 23JunUTC Haulage companies celebrate as govt 'looks again' at fuel duty https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-celebrate-as-govt-looks-again-at-fuel-duty/ While it is not yet a victory, road haulage companies and their representatives have welcomed partial support from Prime Minister David Cameron on the issue of fuel duty. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:00:00 23JunUTC Diesel prices 'are top concern' for freight companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/diesel-prices-are-top-concern-for-freight-companies/ Freight companies are now more concerned about diesel prices than about any other single issue, according to figures from the Freight Transport Association. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:00:00 23JunUTC Road Haulage Association gains MPs' support to scrap fuel duty rise https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-association-gains-mps-support-to-scrap-fuel-duty-rise/ The Road Haulage Association has seen its campaign to scrap the proposed 3p per litre increase in fuel duty gain traction among a small group of MPs. Thu, 31 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC Haulage companies' customers told to prepare for the Olympics https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-customers-told-to-prepare-for-the-olympics/ The Freight Transport Association has issued a call for road haulage companies' customers to make sure they are prepared for the Olympics. Thu, 24 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC Still no Hammersmith Flyover access for wide loads https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/still-no-hammersmith-flyover-access-for-wide-loads/ Wide loads - including normal HGVs and coaches - have had to find an alternative route, however, so May 30th will ease some of the pressure on those operating in the area. Sun, 20 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC Crossrail Deliveries https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/crossrail-deliveries/ You do not have to be caught out by the Crossrail policy Wed, 16 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC 'Common sense' from tanker drivers is good news for road haulage https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/common-sense-from-tanker-drivers-is-good-news-for-road-haulage/ The Road Haulage Association has praised what it deems "common sense" among fuel tanker drivers, who have voted against strike action. Thu, 10 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC Haulage companies help one another stay on international roads https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-help-one-another-stay-on-international-roads/ The Freight Transport Association has explained how haulage companies' experiences on Europe's roads help it to keep other operators on the right side of the law when working internationally. Thu, 03 May 2012 11:00:00 23MayUTC Road Haulage Association slams 'naked profiteering' on fuel prices https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-association-slams-naked-profiteering-on-fuel-prices--/ The Road Haulage Association has issued a damning statement on fuel prices, accusing retailers of leaving haulage companies subject to "predatory pricing" in recent weeks. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:00:00 23AprUTC Wide loads, narrow roads - getting your goods to their destination https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/wide-loads-narrow-roads---getting-your-goods-to-their-destination/ When you need to deliver wide loads, there are more things to think about than you might first realise. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:00:00 23AprUTC Road Haulage Association supports DfT Potholes Review https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-association-supports-dft-potholes-review/ The Road Haulage Association is just one of a number of transport-related organisations to lend its support to the newly published Department for Transport Potholes Review. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:00:00 23AprUTC Freight companies get go-ahead for out-of-hours Olympic deliveries https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/freight-companies-get-go-ahead-for-out-of-hours-olympic-deliveries/ Freight companies have been told to expect a "supportive and sympathetic" approach to out-of-hours deliveries in London during the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:00:00 23AprUTC Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd are ready for fuel disruptions https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/chris-bennett-heavy-haulage-ltd-are-ready-for-fuel-disruptions/ At Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd, we are prepared for the kinds of disruption seen during the recent panic-buying of petrol and diesel nationwide. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC Company is Crossrail compliant https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/company-is-crossrail-compliant/ Chris Bennett (HH) Ltd is delighted to announce that the first batch of drivers and vehicles are now fully Crossrail compliant. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC Budget 2012 delivers mixed news for haulage companies https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/budget-2012-delivers-mixed-news-for-haulage-companies/ Haulage companies had few reasons to celebrate during the 2012 Budget speech, thanks to efforts to make motoring affordable in the light of rising global oil prices - but there was also bad news on fuel duty. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC Haulage contingency plans for London 2012 https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-contingency-plans-for-london-2012/ As the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics continues, new research suggests that many companies nationwide are not making contingency plans for disruption to haulage and other transportation, or to employees' working habits. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd gains TfL FORS accreditation https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/chris-bennett-heavy-haulage-ltd-gains-tfl-fors-accreditation/ Here at Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd, we are delighted to have received accreditation under the Transport for London Freight Operator Recognition Scheme, or FORS. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC TfL FORS Scheme Recognition https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/tfl-fors-scheme-recognition/ We are pleased to announce that Chris Bennett (HH) Ltd are now members of the TfL Freight Operators Recognition Scheme. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC Heavy haulage must be safe, say police https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/heavy-haulage-must-be-safe-say-police/ The value of hiring professional haulage companies to transport any goods has been highlighted in a new police operation aimed at heavy haulage vehicles in the South Yorkshire region. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC We're in Commercial Motor! https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/were-in-commercial-motor/ The latest issue of Commercial Motor magazine is out today (1st March). Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 0MarUTC We Feature in Commercial Motor Magazine https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/we-feature-in-commercial-motor-magazine/ Keep your eyes peeled for the March 1st issue of Commercial Motor magazine. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC Haulage companies can reduce in-house maintenance demand https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-can-reduce-in-house-maintenance-demand/ If you've ever tried to maintain your own in-house fleet of heavy haulage vehicles, you might want to consider using haulage companies to make your deliveries for you, instead. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC UK haulage companies 'will not lose out' on road charging https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/uk-haulage-companies-will-not-lose-out-on-road-charging/ Using UK haulage companies within the UK itself could soon have even clearer financial benefits, following Department for Transport plans to introduce road charging for freight companies. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC Company Welcomes New Recruit https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/company-welcomes-new-recruit/ Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd are pleased to welcome Ron Leach to our team. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC Road haulage stays on track during snow https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/road-haulage-stays-on-track-during-snow/ Road haulage has proved an important link in the national supply chain during the recent wintry weather. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC Haulage companies join forces to go green https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/haulage-companies-join-forces-to-go-green/ Haulage companies had some good news this week as the Freight Transport Association revealed that the industry is making strides towards cutting its carbon emissions. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:00:00 0FebUTC New Addition to our Fleet! https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/new-addition-to-our-fleet/ We have recently added a Nooteboom Extendable Spine Bed to the company fleet. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:00:00 0DecUTC Another Introduction to the Fleet https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/another-introduction-to-the-fleet/ The latest hiab to be introduced to the fleet is a 65 tonne/metre lorry mounted Fassi crane. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:00:00 0NovUTC Heavy haulage operators told to 'thank Brussels' https://www.chrisbennett.co.uk/news/post/heavy-haulage-operators-told-to-thank-brussels/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 0JanUTC