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Mega trucks

04 June 2014

Freight on Rail has welcomed the decision by European transport ministers today to reject European Commission proposals to allow cross border mega trucks across Europe. Philippa Edmunds said: 'International use of mega trucks could result in more road fatalities, increased road congestion, pollution and road damage as well as undermining rail freight, which is the low carbon, energy efficient and safer alternative. Even the European Commission admitted mega trucks were more dangerous than existing lorries. Once these bigger trucks were allowed in international traffic across Europe, they would come to the UK by default over time. It does not make sense to allow even bigger trucks when existing ones are driving around partially empty.'

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EC elections

01 June 2014

Elections are now underway for the election of a new Executive Committee member for District Number 7.

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ASLEF warns of potential pensions’ disaster in an independent Scotland

29 May 2014

ASLEF has warned that should Scotland vote for independence and in turn become a member of the European Union, the effect on members’ pensions could be devastating.

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500 Club

29 May 2014

500 CLUB: Nottingham branch, with number 107, won the May draw, scooping the RMS prize money jackpot of £370.

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Caledonian sleeper

27 May 2014

Mick Whelan has called on Serco, the company which has been awarded the contract to run the Caledonian sleeper service between Scotland and London, to guarantee that the terms and conditions of train drivers will not be a target when it takes over the franchise.

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