Only around one in 10 people believe HGV drivers’ behaviour on the roads has improved since the Coronavirus pandemic began, according to a poll carried out by the AA. The results from 19,732 respondents showed that 12% thought lorry drivers were better behaved now than before the lockdown. A quarter (25%) thought car drivers and cyclists were worse on the roads now, although 21% thought car drivers’ behaviour had improved. Only 10% thought there had been any improvement in cyclists. […]
The RHA is calling for HGV drivers to report companies banning them from using their toilets to the HSE as evidence mounts that the problem is on the increase as the Covid-19 lockdown eases.
Record numbers of hauliers declined to move goods from France into Britain in the second week of January whilst those that did raised their prices significantly.
The government has rejected the idea of extending student loans for funding licence acquisition, saying it was “not appropriate”.