News extra: Load security is in the bag


For the past two years, Vosa officers in north-east Scotland have been advising haulage firms to use independent straps and ratchets to secure fertiliser bags to trailers. However, according to transport firms MT spoke to, this equipment can split the inner liners of fertiliser bags, which contain substances such as ammonium nitrate. Operators are concerned that Vosa officers are continuing to target drivers and impose penalty points and fines on hauliers who use ropes or curtainsider straps to secure loads. […]