There is no indication that longer, heavier vehicles (LHVs) are less safe than regular vehicles, a new report by Volvo Trucks has confirmed. Based on an analysis of data from the STRADA (Swedish Traffic Accident Data Acquisition) programme, truck combinations up to 25.25m long with a maximum weight of 60 tonnes generate a very similar pattern of accidents to regular vehicles, says Volvo’s European Accident Research and Safety Report 2013. In rural areas, LHVs were involved in just 311 (46%) […]
The vast majority of workers across the transport and logistics industry believe that it is their employer’s responsibility to ensure they have the right protective equipment in the workplace – with a significant number stating they would refuse to go to work without the right PPE, according to a survey by Populus Data Solutions.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.
Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck.