The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety. Christopher Snelling, head of national and regional policy at the FTA, said: “We’re very happy with this as it’s exactly the sort of approach to safety we want. “This is how to make real gains. Incremental improvements that are not disruptive to business.” Snelling said that the “improved mirrors” would be a marked improvement and […]
LGV operators should not feel they are being singled out in the drive to cut cyclist deaths and injuries in London, as modifications to make construction vehicles safer are just part of a package of measures being introduced to improve cycle safety, London major Boris Johnson said on Monday (9 December).
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.
The government is pushing ahead with plans to allow category B (car) licence holders to operate heavier vans if they are fitted with alternative fuel systems.