Improved mirrors that eliminate HGV blind spots will become mandatory on newly registered vehicles from July of next year across the EU. The measure, championed by the UK government, was adopted following a vote yesterday (16 December) by the European Commission. For the first time it will be mandatory for all newly registered vehicles in the UK to have the improved mirrors. The new safety standard has been developed by the DfT, and Motortransport.co.uk understands that rather than a specific […]
The government’s “insane” immigration policy is to blame for the lorry driver shortage, and not Brexit, the head of retail giant Next said this week.
Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell has lambasted Vosa for “not targeting the serially and seriously non-compliant”, and taking the easy route by going after “nice, but incompetent, small operators”.
The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet – around 240,000 vehicles – is now parked up with no work.