Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences. In the four-day blitz in March involving Wiltshire Police and HM Revenue and Customs, 450 vehicles – mostly light commercials – were stopped travelling between Membury Services and junction 15 and 106 penalty notices were issued, 95 of them to van drivers and […]
The GMB union is taking legal action against Hermes as part of its wider campaign against the gig economy.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.
The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour.