Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences. In the four-day blitz in March involving Wiltshire Police and HM Revenue and Customs, 450 vehicles – mostly light commercials – were stopped travelling between Membury Services and junction 15 and 106 penalty notices were issued, 95 of them to van drivers and […]
The FTA and RHA are at odds over a decision by the government to spend a further £44.5m on security for the Port of Calais.
The conviction of 15 drivers based at Eddie Stobart’s Teesport depot for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, has seen the company’s North Eastern O-licence cut by 140 vehicles for three-months.
Three out of every four HGVs checked at the roadside in Northern Ireland in the year to the end of March were found to be roadworthy and not committing any serious traffic offences, a new compliance report from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) has shown.