As many as a third of operators in Northern Ireland who should have a restricted operator’s licence don’t have one, the DVA has revealed. According to the DVA, there were 2,914 restricted operator’s licences in force in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2014, and 1,113 temporary permits awaiting conversion to a restricted licence – 4,027 in all. The total is little changed from that in the first quarter of 2013, when there were 993 restricted licences in force […]
Seven trade associations call on government to mitigate clean air zone impact or see hauliers go bust
Seven trade associations, including the FTA and BVRLA, have joined forces in a letter to government warning of the financial impact that clean air zones (CAZs) could have on HGV operators and local businesses.
The RHA has warned that leaving the European single market and the European Union Customs Union “will inevitably add a degree of administrative cost” to UK operators and could slow down the supply chain.
The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators.