There is to be no mandatory registration and testing scheme for trailers, after a review found human error is a far more common reason for serious incidents. The DfT found that trailer defects are not a major cause of injury incidents and from the data collated, there were just 20 collisions in 2017 that resulted in injury or death where a vehicle defect in a trailer was a contributory factor. The findings are revealed in the recently published “Trailer Safety […]
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.
The government’s promise to provide a £330bn package of financial measures to keep the UK industry afloat has been welcomed by hauliers, although questions remain over how quickly they can access help.
The government’s strategy for roads funding has been branded “a failure” after money was used repeatedly to fill in potholes and not address the resilience of the network, according to a report.