A complete ban on mobile phone use while driving – including hands-free – is long overdue and should be relatively easy to enforce, according to licence checking service Licence Bureau. It was responding to a report out earlier this month from an influential committee of MPs, which concluded that laws should be overhauled to extend the ban on mobile phone use to hands-free phones. Evidence shows that hands-free devices create the same risks of crashing as hand-held mobiles and yet […]
The United Pallet Network (UPN) has launched a mobile App, providing customers and depots alike with a track and trace service.
DHL has launched a smartphone app for drivers and subcontractors which sends real time data and PoD information back to base.
The current rules for HGV drivers when it comes using a hand-held mobile phone are exactly the same as those for drivers of any other type of vehicle. However, enforcement is typically more stringent for commercial drivers, with increasingly creative strategies being developed by police to catch offenders – including a recent operation using unmarked HGVs for surveillance.