Commercial vehicles looking to load or unload on yellow lines may soon find themselves fighting for space after plans put forward by secretary of state for communities and local government, Eric Pickles, to let general motorists park for limited periods on yellow lines. Pickles has proposed allowing motorists to park free of charge on double yellow lines for up to 15 minutes in order to help boost business on the nation’s high streets, expressing concerns that hefty parking fines and […]
The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon.
The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) has published a guide for operators about safe loading and securing in an effort to reduce the 1,200 injuries caused each year. It says many of the deaths and injuries that arise from load shifts are preventable and that its guide provides simple, straightforward advice explaining why goods move during transit and what you can do to prevent it, as well as providing examples of ways to secure different types of load. The HSL […]
The DVSA has confirmed it is to publish three new forms of guidance on load security. This will comprise a guide for vehicle operators, a leaflet aimed at drivers, and a series of instructional videos.