Operators servicing their vehicles in-house suffer more breakdowns each year than those using alternative maintenance arrangements, according to exclusive research. MT’s UK Commercial Vehicle Operator Report, produced in association with Texaco, reveals that vehicles maintained at an operator’s workshop will on average suffer more breakdowns during the course of a year than those visiting either independent workshops are franchised dealers. While the average breakdown rate is 22.13 incidents a year per operator – drawn from the report’s sample of 500 […]
Europe’s largest road transport conference is back on May 15th, ready to welcome over 1,200 delegates to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This free-to-attend, one-day event is for those involved at an operational or management level in the operation of road transport fleets. Marian Kitson, director of enforcement at the DVSA and Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt are already confirmed to present, with many more exciting speakers to be announced imminently. Motor Transport will be there. Join us to increase […]
Fixing the current road maintenance backlog will take local authorities 12 years based on today’s budgets, the Asphalt Industry Alliance has warned.