The government has clarified its response to a petition demanding councils and major developers take into account HGV welfare facilities when deciding applications, acknowledging that professional drivers have been let down. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) was told by the petitions committee to provide a revised response after it attracted more than 10,000 signatures. The petition called for legislation to force councils to include secure lorry parking, as well as refreshment and washing facilities when allowing […]
Daughter of driver crushed to death by 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles calls on HSE to set strict pallet weight limits
The daughter of a lorry driver crushed to death by a 1.4 tonne pallet of tiles is calling for HSE to set clear limits on pallet weights and ensure responsibility for safety across the entire supply chain.
Moto’s free food for HGV drivers offer is being extended to an additional 14 sites, with free hot drinks for them too.
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry.