Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it is working on an 8×4 Euro-6 version of its low entry Econic cab, which that would be suitable for some urban construction applications where the improved visibility of vulnerable road users such as cyclists is an issue. Michael Kamper, UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, told MT at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover this week that the company was in talks with leading construction logistics operators and he was confident an Econic 8×4 would sell […]
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”.
The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Task Force has unveiled the latest tool to help it in its Exchanging Places cyclist safety awareness programme – an MAN TGX truck.
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.