A call to increase laybys and passing places on part of the A470 in Mid Wales has been rejected by Welsh Government.
The community council covering Llanidloes and Newtown said there are only two suitable places each way but Transport Minister Edwina Hart identified 18 passing points.
Nearly 300 new jobs are being created by Admiral insurance company in South Wales.
Admiral began a recruitment drive earlier this year and yesterday announced that an extra 130 jobs in Newport, 100 in Swansea and 50 in Cardiff would be available.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta engine range has been revised to offer improved economy and emissions across the entire petrol and diesel engine range and there’s no road fund licence to pay.
Of key interest to both private buyers and business users, the popular 1.6 JTDM-2 turbo diesel engine not only benefits from a reduction in emissions from 104g/km to 99g/km, thanks to the addition of a variable-geometry turbo charger and low rolling-resistance tyres, it also brings an increase in power from 105hp to 120hp.
A suggestion from Prime Minister David Cameron that lorries could be banned from city streets to improve road safety would backfire, says the Freight Transport Association.
It points out that every lorry using city centres would have to be replaced by ten vans carrying the same amount of goods so the risk to pedestrians and cyclists would rise ten-fold.
Mercedes-Benz will overhaul its supply chain.
It aims to reduce its logistics costs by about 20 percent per vehicle as the company invests hundreds of millions of euros in a global reorganization of its supply chain network and breaks down parts into kits which will be delivered to the appropriate factory at the right time.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering selling its parts maker Magneti Marelli after receiving interest from potential buyers, says Automotive News Europe.
At least two U.S. private equity funds are looking to team up with industry players and submit joint bids for Magneti Marelli, which supplies all major carmakers in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Mercedes-Benz has shown off its safest city truck to London’s Worshipful Company of Carmen.
Key to the vehicle’s appeal for urban operations are its low-entry cab with deep, panoramic windscreen and fully-glazed, bus-style folding passenger door, which provide unparalleled all-round visibility to the front and sides while the driver is at the same level as pedestrians and cyclists with unimpeded cross-cab vision, so that direct eye-to-eye contact can easily be made and it’s fitted with a suite of cameras.