The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300. Of the 70 LGVs stopped in the police operation – which focused on some of the capital’s hotspots shared between lorry drivers and cyclists during rush hour – 15 were fined under safety grounds for reasons including drivers’ hours breaches and […]
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport will call for an extension to the student loans system and cheaper insurance for young drivers to address the HGV driver shortage in its first skills report, MT can reveal.
The FTA has welcomed amendments to the design of the London Safer Lorries Scheme (SLS), revealed yesterday (29 July) by TfL, however it believes a one-size-fits-all regulation for commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes is not the best way to improve cyclist safety.
Palletline, The Pallet Network (TPN) and Gazeley are set to exhibit at next month’s Multimodal for the first time, joining some of the UK’s largest operators.