Long-delayed industry guidance on pallet weights for tail lift deliveries is “imminent”, the RHA revealed today (11 January). The news follows a virtual meeting between the industry working group, which put together the draft guidance, and HSE officials. “The RHA, in close collaboration with the Association of Pallet Networks, continues to work with the Health & Safety Executive on the issue of tail lift & pallet weights,” it told motortransport.co.uk. “This has been a protracted process as due to the […]
The road haulage industry boosted its efficiency last year, according to new statistics from the DfT.
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
The DVSA has confirmed it will add questions to the HGV driver theory test about class VI mirrors, after a coroner raised concerns about the risk of deaths being caused on the roads.