The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclist safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations. The warning, made in a report from the House of Commons Transport Committee, was accompanied by a call for the DfT to take more direct action, if there is not a reduction in the proportion of cyclists involved in collisions with HGVs. In its report, the committee said it was […]
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
ELB Partners has taken delivery of two Volvo FL 18-tonners, featuring Lawrence David XL-rated curtain-sided bodies and the firm’s highest ever specification of vulnerable road user safety kit.