Asda Logistics Services is to give vulnerable road user awareness training to its 2,400 in-house drivers as it looks to reduce the risks of driving in urban areas. The supermarket told MT its move towards small-format stores, boosted by its acquisition of Netto in May 2010, meant drivers were increasingly delivering in built-up areas, as opposed to out-of-town superstores. “We make 936,000 deliveries a year to stores: that’s 84 million miles a year. The more you do, the more risk […]
The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators.
Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July.