A driver’s ‘direct vision’ alone is not enough to prevent collisions caused by blind spots and vehicle safety systems need to be fitted as well if fatalities are to be reduced, according to Brigade Electronics. It said active systems that require a driver to take immediate action through the provision of audible alerts and warning sounds are crucial to driving up safety standards. Brigade cited research that showed 25% of road deaths in the EU involve a lorry and that […]
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) online annual conference will focus on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the pandemic. The event will also provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the government’s 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan. The LowCVP’s annual conference has been a leading event in the environmental transport calendar for over 15 years, regularly attracting government ministers, key civil servants and […]
Road transport software specialist Aquarius is reporting a marked increase in the number of agency drivers being employed by its UK customers during the pandemic.
A lot has happened since I last interviewed Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (pictured) back in January. The upshot being that we’re now chatting from our homes via Zoom rather than sitting in the back office of a Sainsbury’s depot in north London.