A revised Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) for accessing fuel distribution terminals has been launched by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the FTA. The original scheme was launched in the 1980s by BP Oil UK, Shell UK Oil Products, Esso Petroleum Company, ConocoPhillips (now Phillips66), Total UK and Chevron (now Valero). It was a means of identifying vehicles and trailers that have been inspected by qualified persons and deemed to meet specified safety […]
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.
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 […]
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.