HGV drivers on board a roro ferry that rolled heavily in rough seas en route to Scotland ignored international regulations and stayed in their cabs, putting themselves and rescuers at risk. A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report highlighted the “industry-wide” issue of drivers remaining in their vehicles, after nine lorries toppled over on the P&O ferry as it sailed from Northern Ireland to Cairnryan on 18 December 2018. The report also identified that the forecast weather conditions had not […]
The latest developments in urban truck safety will be on display at ExceL London next month when the Clocs Exhibition once again comes to the capital. Now in its fourth year, the event was borne out of the Clocs road safety initiative created by TfL in 2012, and is now one of the leading showcase events for urban vehicle safety. The main heavy duty truck manufacturers will be present this year, many of whom will be demonstrating their response to […]
A company that failed to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely before they crashed into a parked articulated lorry and died has been fined £450,000.
With all HGV MOTs suspended for three months from 21 March, there looks like being a serious backlog to sort out later in the year. John Kendall reveals what the situation was like before the closure, and what we can expect once things get back to normal…