A new City of London Police Commercial Vehicle Unit has stopped 136 HGVs and taken 95 off the road in its first month. Funded by TfL and launched last month, the unit’s intelligence-led crackdown found drivers of non-compliant vehicles were also committing offenses such as not having insurance, having inappropriate licenses, unsafe tyres, unsafe loads and inaccurately recording drivers’ hours. The new unit complements the Metropolitan Police Service CV Unit and the Industrial HGV Task Force, which targets non-compliant commercial […]
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.
Operators could face severe delays in getting new trucks registered this autumn as new EC rules on vehicle type approval kick in, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned.
TNT Post is to offer LGV driver training courses, including Driver CPC modules, at a number of sites across the UK. DSA-approved Driver CPC courses will be conducted at training centres nationwide, along with LGV driver training, legal, digital tachograph, safety, customer service and fuel-related courses. It has also launched a commercial driver training department and commercial vehicle workshop at its Rugby depot. Head of transport Dean Hulse said: “Regardless of operation size, the high quality and innovative solutions TNT […]