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 […]
The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices.
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.