TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said. Responding after confirmation the Safer Lorry Scheme would go live from September – effectively banning vehicles above 3.5 tonnes from operating within the London area without sideguards and improved mirrors fitted – the FTA suggested it remained not necessarily the best way to improve cycle safety – a point it made last year during the scheme’s consultation. […]
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, finally clearing the way for enforcement of the charge to begin in the region.
Former senior traffic commissioner (STC) Beverley Bell (pictured) has launched a training company offering operator licence awareness, Driver CPC and transport manager courses.
The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers.