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 […]
Warwickshire Police using a Highways England HGV detected 211 driving offences during a five-day operation between 14-18 September.
The FTA is urging local authorities to look beyond the “short-lived” benefits of clean air zones (CAZ) and divert funds into helping operators upgrade their fleets rather than penalising them.
Truck registrations over 6 tonnes fell 13.1% to 8,557 in Q3 2019 as the market “rebalanced” after higher than usual sales in H1, according to the SMMT.