The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK. The plan is contained in the DfT’s British Road Safety Statement (BRSS) published this week, which also proposes doubling the fine for HGV drivers using mobiles whilst driving. It also confirms that the long awaited HGV platoon trials will go ahead next year. The move to make sideguards and rear under-run devices […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
Hauliers delivering to Canary Wharf Contractors’ (CWC) building sites in London could be forced to pay for routeing software technology aimed at helping them avoid London cyclists and left turns, as a consequence of mayor Boris Johnson’s latest policy.
A company that failed to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely before they crashed into a parked articulated lorry and died has been fined £450,000.