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 […]
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck.
A prime mover in the development of vehicle load security rules has praised pallet networks and their members for their response to the issue.