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 […]
Hauliers left to find out their own Direct Vision Standard ratings, after TfL surrenders responsibility
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ratings for Euro-6 trucks are now available, but in an unexpected twist TfL has placed the burden of finding out what they are onto the shoulders of hauliers and truck manufacturers.
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.
Hauliers have delivered a damning verdict of the security, quality and availability of rest stops in the UK, with most rating them ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.