Significant financial, regulatory and societal barriers are preventing commercial vehicle operators from investing more in road safety practices, according to a report from the International Road Transport Union (IRU). It found that while 80% of logistics operators will continue to invest in road safety and the industry recognises it has a key role in safety improvements, financial resources, a resistance to change and technology know-how were all preventing further investment. The IRU said 3,500 people die on the roads around […]
RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has called for better refuge areas and clearer signage on Smart motorways amid growing industry calls for the idea to be scrapped.
“Frightening and irresponsible” – Highway Code changes would transfer legal liability to HGV drivers, RHA claims
The RHA has expressed “serious concerns” over proposed changes to the Highway Code that it said would leave HGV drivers legally liable in the event of a collision.
Pembrokeshire haulier Mansel Davies and Son has been hit with a record £380,000 fine with £120,000 costs for forging lorry maintenance records.