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 […]
Grocontinental has opened a £6.5m chilled warehouse and taken delivery of 65 new trucks in response to increasing customer demand.
The DfT has achieved its original target of getting 1,800 longer semi-trailers on the roads, albeit almost five years after the scheme was first launched.
The UK needs to “stand on its own two feet” and solve the current HGV driver crisis without relying on foreign workers to plug the gap, the transport secretary repeated this week.