Two closures of the M6 in Staffordshire due to HGVs catching fire just days apart buck the trend for lorry-related accidents – which have plummeted in the last decade according to official figures. Motorists travelling in both directions between junctions 12 (Cannock) and 13 (Stafford) were left facing a mammoth 10-hour closure earlier this week after a lorry overturned and caught fire. A West Midlands ambulance service spokeswoman said: “The driver of the lorry, a man, was already out of the […]
Local MP demands answers from Highways England after Orwell Bridge closures branded “utterly ridiculous”
A Suffolk MP has held “positive discussions” with Highways England about regular closures of the Orwell Bridge on the A14, after local businesses said it was costing them £1m each time.
A breakdown in car MOT tests in Northern Ireland could hit HGV testing slots after the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) resorted to using heavy duty lanes in a bid to clear the backlog.
The DVSA has confirmed it is to publish three new forms of guidance on load security. This will comprise a guide for vehicle operators, a leaflet aimed at drivers, and a series of instructional videos.