Extra enforcement powers lent to the Metropolitan Police by the HSE, which allowed the force to follow up roadside stops with visits to operator sites, are to be revoked. The limited extension of police powers, discovered by Motortransport.co.uk, was granted in 2007 when the HSE and the Metropolitan Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit, were engaged in joint activity, linked to commercial vehicle safety. This involved police stopping vehicles and carrying out safety checks using police powers at the roadside. Senior compliance […]
Long-delayed industry guidance on pallet weights for tail lift deliveries could finally be published early next year, motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
Kent police said border checks were returning to normal after an operation at Dover port prompted the implementation of Operation Stack and six-hour queues.
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…