A confidential reporting system where transport employees can flag up safety concerns is being introduced into the road haulage industry. Ciras, which has been used for 20 years by railway operators, is a not-for-profit, independent member organisation governed by a committee of industry representatives. It was launched in 1996 to provide confidential reporting for employees working at ScotRail. It provides a mechanism for members’ staff to raise a safety issue, in confidence, which is then taken to the employer to […]
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.