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 […]
A maintenance manager at Exol Lubricants who rescued a woman from a canal next to the company’s premises has been honoured for his heroics.
For hauliers who have been obliged to suspend or severely cut back on their operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a return to work probably cannot come soon enough. But as Jonathon Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors told motortransport.co.uk, operators need to be aware of possible pitfalls in resuming their operations.
Having fired the starting gun on the sale of its remaining stake in Royal Mail last week, the government is out of the blocks and has sold 15% of its shareholding to institutional investors.