The European Parliament (EP) voted yesterday (15 April) to approve European Commission (EC) proposals to allow more aerodynamic, safer truck designs. Originally tabled in April 2013, the draft regulations will allow manufacturers to exceed current weights and dimensions rules in order to develop more aerodynamic lorries, which the EP said will reduce fuel consumption by 7% to 10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases and make trucks safer for vulnerable road users. The proposals will allow cabs with a rounded shape […]
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.
Pall-Ex Benelux will launch at the start of 2016, the pallet network has said.