Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched its van maintenance campaign at the CV Show today, which it hopes will help operators meet their self regulatory requirements. The organisation, which has published a van safety guide, claimed that of the 10,800 vans stopped by the DVSA at the roadside annually, 63% have a serious mechanical defect, while 93% […]
Nearly half of all overhead power line incidents last year were caused by haulage firms, according to UK Power Networks (UKPN).
The DVLA’s decision to continue its suspension of driver medicals has been condemned as “ludicrous” and poses a significant risk to road safety, according to doctors’ network D4Drivers.
A transport manager has been disqualified for two years after a traffic commissioner found she had lied about her role within several haulage firms.