Grafton Merchanting GB (GMGB) has spent £1.2m on driver training and fitting safety equipment to its fleet, as part of its commitment to the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (Clocs) certification. The builders and plumbers’ merchant has fitted alround camera system, as well as reversing sensors, to its fleet of 750 vehicles. It has also introduced daily driver checks to ensure the safety equipment remains in full working order, with a reporting system in place for any maintenance issues. GMGB […]
Reader Haulage, the East Yorkshire general, bulk and abnormal loads specialist, has closed its doors in a managed wind-down after 48 years of business.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.