Over 400 delegates gathered at Nottingham University for the 2013 Microlise Transport Conference to hear a diverse mix of speakers – introduced by FairFuelUk spokesman Quentin Willson – discuss topics ranging from compliance and enforcement to using technology to improve operational efficiency. Setting the scene, RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said that in April 2012 there were 84,000 O-licences in the UK, down 20% in a decade, and there were 342,000 LGVs on UK roads, down 10% over 10 years. […]
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]
All new light commercial vehicles in Europe under 3.5t will have to be equipped to make an automatic call to emergency services in the event of an accident from 2015.
5) Beverley Bell, Senior Traffic Commissioner Bell has continued to champion the independence of the TCs and has rarely stayed out of the headlines. Make no bones about it, Bell knows her status and power in the industry and is not afraid to use.