Carlisle City Council has addressed an increase in insurance claims by equipping its fleet of refuse and recycling trucks with video cameras and wireless reverse radars. After a successful trial, the council installed the RX3 hard disk recording 4-camera system and reverse radar from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) to over 30 of its waste and cleansing vehicles. Laura Monkhouse, the council’s fleet and depot manager, said: “There were a number of incidents where we had been accused of causing damage […]
For hauliers who have been obliged to suspend or severely cut back on their operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a return to work probably cannot come soon enough. But as Jonathon Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors told motortransport.co.uk, operators need to be aware of possible pitfalls in resuming their operations.
The heads of Europe’s largest truckmakers are set to announce plans to halt the sale of diesel vehicles by 2040, a decade earlier than originally planned.
The lead organisation overseeing the UK platooning trials has told motortransport.co.uk that the project is “very much still alive”, despite progress stalling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.