Compliance & legislation

Could Clocs become national standard for work-related road risk?

April 4, 2016 Hayley Pink

The backers of the voluntary safety scheme for the construction sector, Clocs, believe it can become the national standard for safer urban HGV movements and build on the lessons learnt during three years of operation in London. These ambitions were outlined at the fifth Clocs progress event (pictured), which took place at London’s ExCel last month. Hundreds of visitors went along to view nearly 30 new or adapted trucks featuring enhanced driver visibility and an array of vulnerable road-user detection […]

Alternative fuels

New ‘fast fill’ CNG station opens in Leyland for HGVs

April 1, 2016 Hayley Pink

A new high-pressure compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station is now open for business off junction 28 on the M6 near Leyland, Lancashire. Run by CNG Fuels, in partnership with National Grid, the facility is capable of ‘fast filling’ 500-plus HGVs per day, or as much as 3,500kg of CNG per hour. It also supplies renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG). The official opening saw the first major customer, Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership (JLP), fill up at the new facility […]

Cycle safety

Focus on HGV driver training not more technology could help reduce cyclist fatalities, says RTITB

April 1, 2016 Hayley Pink

Driver behaviour is key to preventing serious collisions between HGVs and cyclists, according to transport training standards body RTITB. The organisation is calling for more focus on driver training to prevent cyclist fatalities, rather than predominantly concentrating on HGV technology and legislation as a solution. Pointing to recent statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), which show more than 50 cyclists killed in incidents involving HGVs every year, RTITB said human error is the leading contributory […]