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How modular housing is changing domestic construction projects

Published November 6, 2019

Leeds Trailers is working with clients active in the UK’s modular housing market. Modular housing—or prefab construction—uses repeated sections called modules. Companies manufacture them in factories offsite, and they deliver them on specialist HGV trailers to a building site for assembly. Since modular housing is growing in importance, we’ve assembled this list of key developments in the sector.   […]

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Steel News UK—Autumn Roundup

Published October 7, 2019

We have summarised recent developments and stories relating to steel news in the UK, including the impact of Brexit on steel production, new contracts with British businesses and key developments from Yorkshire. British Steel Updates   -Following British Steel’s collapse in May 2019, the company’s future has been uncertain. However, since then, Ataer Holdings (the investment arm […]

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ECMT permits for international road haulage

Published September 12, 2019

To prepare for Brexit, the government has issued new information about the documents needed for vehicles with a gross weight rating of more than 3.5 tonnes on international journeys. We’ve summarised what our Leeds HGV trailer hire customers need to know before the 31st of October. What are ECMT permits?   A European Conference of Ministers […]

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Additional Trailer Storage Update Autumn 2019

Published August 22, 2019

Brexit, Black Friday and the Christmas rush mean there is extra demand for trailers in September. Our HGV trailer hire service provides additional storage on a short-term basis during this time of year. Consult our previous article on the subject for more information. Storage Trailers   ● Box trailers – GRP panelled – Can be supplied with […]

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Supply Chain News Roundup

Published July 25, 2019

Our team has summarised the latest developments and news stories of the UK supply chain sector to support our heavy goods clients. Funding for offshore wind projects confirmed The government has confirmed a new £100 million fund for companies in the offshore wind industry. As part of the Offshore Wind Industry Council, a joint government […]

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Fleet and Heavy Haulage News Roundup

Published June 11, 2019

There are some new developments in platooning and smart motorways here in the UK. To help both fleet owners and heavy haulage drivers, we’ve rounded up the latest heavy haulage updates. There are updates about platooning and UK smart motorway plans. Platooning in 2019   Last year, in May, we discussed the trial of a new platooning […]

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UK Food Logistics Roundup

Published May 13, 2019

According to the Food & Drink Federation, the food and drink industry is the biggest manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom. The industry has a turnover of £104 billion, with healthy food products a vital investment for 2019.  To help our food logistics and supply chain customers, and anyone involved with trailer hire for food […]

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Congestion charges in Leeds and across the UK update Spring 2019

Published April 12, 2019

The Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) came into effect in London this week (on the 8th of April). That’s why we at Leeds Trailers decided to provide an update. (See our previous congestion charges overview article). London   London’s ULEZ is currently an area around the City and the City of Westminster. London now has […]

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UK Port Freight News Roundup

Published March 22, 2019

With Brexit looming and the UK’s import and export relationships outside the EU changing, we decided to round up the latest stories from UK ports.   UKMPG launches growth plan for ports   The UK Major Ports Group – representing the UK’s larger commercial ports- published a five-point plan for improving UK ports. The points […]

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UK Nuclear power stations update

Published February 11, 2019

With Toshiba’s UK nuclear energy subsidiary NuGeneration officially entering administration in January, the team at Leeds Trailers decided to provide an overall update on power station plans in the UK. Moorside – Cumbria   The Moorside Nuclear Power station plans were part of Toshiba’s subsidiary NuGeneration. With NuGeneration in administration, the future of Moorside is […]

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