Police are patrolling the M62 in an unmarked HGV in a bid to identify dangerous drivers and cut the number of collisions on the route. The month-long patrol, called Operation Pennine, will see police forces use a Highways England unmarked HGV to spot drivers committing mobile phone and other safety offences. DVSA enforcement officers will also carry out checks on vans and lorries for road worthiness, secure loads, and weight and drivers’ hours, as part of the operation. The move […]
The RHA has said that rather than sabre-rattling and pushing for powers to fine, local councils would be better served encouraging dialogue between residents and businesses if they want to cut the number of trucks breaching weight-limits.
Two governmental bodies have dispelled operators’ fears by confirming that the Jimmy Beam Down Light (JBDL) system can be fitted to new-build trailers under current legislation and does not require type approval.
Highways England is looking at cutting and delaying major road schemes in the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) in a bid to slash a predicted overspend of £800m.