Hauliers should expect to receive an S-mark prohibition and face a follow-up investigation if enforcement officers discover a tyre aged 10 years or older fitted to front axles from next year. Secondary legislation to make old tyres illegal is currently being laid and they will be banned from the front wheels of HGVs from February 2021. The government said tyres fitted in twin configuration will not be included, since a failure of one tyre in a pair presents a lower […]
A truck driver who deliberately drove in the wrong direction on the M20 in a bid to catch a ferry was jailed for 10 months this week.
HGV driver jailed for seven years after placing bets on phone moments before crashing into father of four
A lorry driver who was placing bets on his mobile phone moments before his truck ploughed into a father of four, at 56 mph, has been jailed.
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]