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 […]
Construction operator Keltbray is taking part in a milestone cycling safety event today (4 Sept) in London, where it will welcome the 10,000th cyclist into the cab of one of its lorries.
As an operator it’s frustrating to purchase new trucks and still have to fit additional safety features, now often mandated to work in the city centre construction sector, which are not currently available to be installed or supported by the manufacturer.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched guidance aimed at preventing trucks, vans, buses and plant machinery from being used as weapons in a terrorist attack or by organised crime gangs.