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. Those who are caught breaking the law can expect to be prosecuted, with potentially serious consequences. If a driver is taken to […]
Anonymous data from the O2 mobile phone network is being used in a government trial to identify potholes and congestion hotspots.
A police operation which used an unmarked lorry to target large commercial vehicles in the Lincolnshire area of the A1 has resulted in 32 trucks being stopped over a three-day period.
Roadways Container Logistics is to introduce Fargo Systems’ smartphone telematics software into its business, allowing employees to respond to changing delivery and planning requirements on the go. The five-year deal will see the Tops On the Go Android smartphone software put in the hands of employees working out of Roadways’ seven depots. Initially 50 units will be deployed, with full implementation during the first quarter of 2013 providing coverage across the business and the operator’s 300-strong vehicle fleet. Using the […]