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 […]
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]
Meachers Global Logistics said one of its drivers could have been killed after youths threw rocks at its lorry from a bridge over the M271 in Hampshire.
A two-step guide to vehicle safety in light of Covid-19 has been produced by Arval UK for fleet managers.