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% […]
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…
Maritime Transport rewarded over 2,000 drivers in December with a bonus payment which totals more than £1.3m and averages around £600 per driver.
Food and drink logistics services provider Culina Logistics has revealed plans to fit out its entire fleet of around 400 trucks with forward facing cameras and remote speeding alerts. The operator will also install a trailer tracking system on almost 1,000 trailers. Both measures are subject to a successful trial of the respective systems that will get underway in August.