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 FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January.
The FTA has urged the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer to urgently provide information to allow hauliers to plan for disruption during the completion period.
Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers – Ciceley, Road Range and Enza – have admitted infringing competition law and agreed to pay settlements totalling £2.6m, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed.