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 use of vehicle lifts in all test centres across the province has been suspended after inspections revealed widespread signs of cracking in the equipment. The DVA said opening hours have been extended “to increase capacity to facilitate the prioritisation of taxis and four-year-old vehicles with […]
Brigade Electronics chairman and chief executive Chris Hanson-Abbott has called for the fitment of more safety systems on vehicles to be made mandatory, after being presented with an OBE for services to vehicle road safety.
Reuse services union GMB London has called for immediate social distancing measures to be put in place to ensure the safety of refuse service staff.
The industry has begun making plans to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, but hauliers have told motortransport.co.uk they also need the government to provide more regular updates on the spread of the virus.