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 […]
The relaxation of rules governing road transport means it is now more important than ever that drivers undertake thorough daily walk around checks and take corrective action where necessary, according to tyre firm Prometeon.
Long-delayed industry guidance on pallet weights for tail lift deliveries is “imminent”, the RHA revealed today (11 January).
HGV drivers working longer hours under new COVID-19 rules should be supplied with government-subsidised fatigue monitors to avert a rise in road accidents.