The relaxation of rules governing road transport means it is now more important than ever that drivers undertake thorough daily walk around checks and take corrective action where necessary, according to tyre firm Prometeon. The company has produced a five-point checklist to help drivers and operators inspect vehicle tyres and the action needed to ensure HGVs are safe for operation. The issues are uneven wear on the outside of the shoulder; tread damage and cut to cord over 25cm long; […]
Strike action at UPS’ Gloucester depot has been suspended after progress was made in talks between the parcel company and the Unite union.
SmartWitness UK said it had found non-UK hauliers “really frustrated” by the Direct Vision Standard scheme and many were still looking to boycott London rather than shell out thousands of pounds to make their fleets compliant.