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Unexpected item in bagging area

Unexpected item in bagging area

A petition has been started urging Tesco to stop installing self-service checkouts.   And there’s over 100,000 signatures on it so far. I think we all know why.  They can be INFURIATING. Sometimes you get a good one, but more often than not they don’t scan properly, you need a real person to come over and ... Read More
 
UK Plans for Speed Limiters Could Be Scrapped

UK Plans for Speed Limiters Could Be Scrapped

The government could abandon plans for speed limiters under the new EU safety regulations set to be introduced in July 2022. I know what you’re thinking – why are we talking about EU safety regulations post-Brexit? Well, the EU vehicle safety regulations were agreed before the UK left the EU. As a result, plans were ... Read More
 
New fleet and company vehicle registrations fall by one-third

New fleet and company vehicle registrations fall by one-third

Fleet vehicle and company car registrations fell by 32% in April, according to the latest figures. The number of new vehicle registrations fell from April 2021’s total of 79,646 to 54, 281 last month. It comes despite leasing companies reporting record orders and demand reportedly continuing to be high… But the ongoing semiconductor shortage is ... Read More
 
Local authorities pay out for pothole damage

Local authorities pay out for pothole damage

  Councils and local authorities in England, Scotland, and Wales have paid out millions to drivers over damage caused by potholes in recent years. A report has highlighted the significant costs for local authorities with more than 37,000 drivers claiming compensation over a 3-year period. While the success rate is only 25%, it still represents ... Read More
 
Fleet vehicle running costs up 12% year-on-year

Fleet vehicle running costs up 12% year-on-year

The price per mile of running a fleet vehicle has risen by 12% year-on-year. Recent data from a fleet industry index revealed that the year-on-year cost per mile of running vans, haulage, and courier vehicles has risen yet again. The combination of the global semiconductor crisis, rising fuel prices, Brexit, driver shortages, and the pandemic ... Read More
 
The streets are paved with… nappies?

The streets are paved with… nappies?

  The old saying goes that the streets are paved with gold, which means there’s an opportunity to be had… But what if they’re paved with nappies? Joking aside, one hundred thousand nappies have helped to pave a road in Wales. Yep, they’ve been recycled and melted into the road mix thanks to an innovative ... Read More