FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads. Following a consultation, the DfT last week gave the go-ahead to increase the maximum combination weight for tractors and trailers from 24.9 tonnes to 31 tonnes, while simultaneously raising the speed limit for conventional tractors from 20mph to 25mph. This government says changes were needed to reflect improvements in vehicle technology and to help UK farmers compete more effectively with other […]
Freight deliveries to major UK cities must be governed by the same regulations to avoid confusion for operators, warned the FTA.
Training course providers have reacted with scepticism to a new DVSA recommendation that they should include one hour on vulnerable road users (VRUs) in every Driver CPC periodic training course from next year.
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.