Bridgestone has developed a free app giving the correct torque settings for a wide range of commercial vehicle wheel nuts. Based on more than 10 years of data gathering from, truck and trailer manufacturers the Retorque app will offer the correct torque settings on all vehicles, free of charge to any user, on a mobile phone or tablet. Bridgestone plan to develop it further to include van data in the future. Correctly torqueing wheel nuts is essential to minimise the risk […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.
Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has called for a greater focus on the role played by claims management companies (CMCs) in so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ incidents, in which accidents with innocent parties – often LGV drivers – are engineered in order to make a fraudulent motor insurance claim.