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%) […]
Food and drink logistics services provider Culina Logistics has revealed plans to fit out its entire fleet of around 400 trucks with forward facing cameras and remote speeding alerts. The operator will also install a trailer tracking system on almost 1,000 trailers. Both measures are subject to a successful trial of the respective systems that will get underway in August.
Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime.