The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators. From the beginning of November, Aviva has begun working on two initiatives with LGV fleets it insures – one involving the provision of adhesive decals for vehicles warning cyclists to stay clear; the other involving the supply of Fresnel lenses for use […]
Backload rates are so bad that some operators are wondering if they’re worth taking. Is the era of backloads coming to an end? It certainly sounds like it for some operators, judging by comments MT has heard recently. The issue, of course, is that the rates being handed out for many backloads simply aren’t high enough for the job to be worth taking. It’s a long-standing problem voiced most recently by Matthew Kibble, MD of Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport, who […]
The FTA has urged the government not to enforce driving licence checks once paper counterparts are abolished on 8 June, as the proposed online replacement is still not a viable alternative for fleet operators.
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.