Pallet networks have so far failed to heed a call by Palletline to join it in reducing maximum pallet weights on tail-lift deliveries – though a number of them say they are considering the issue. Palletline said last month that it would be introducing a new pallet weight restriction of 750kg on tail-lift deliveries from October in order to reduce manual handling risks for its drivers. The move confirmed rumours that had been circulating for several weeks that the network […]
Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from HGVs in England, Scotland and Wales, under new rules to help improve road safety.
Palletline is on course to launch a direct trunking service from January 2014, a move that its MD Kevin Buchanan believes has the potential to evolve the decades-old pallet network model.
Have you met a professional driver who is not concerned about road safety? All of us who have driven a 16.5m or 18.75m long vehicle in city traffic are acutely aware of the additional hazards presented by pedestrians and cyclists around us, particularly in poor visibility. If the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) being introduced by Transport for London (TfL) on 1 March helps to remove some of the stress involved in city driving and reduces the number of people who […]