Smart motorways present “an ongoing risk of future deaths” and a review into their safety should now be undertaken, a coroner has concluded. Following an inquest into the deaths of two men on a stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire, Sheffield coroner David Urpeth said he would be writing to the transport secretary and Highways England explaining that the use of hard shoulders as a live traffic lane was confusing and dangerous. HGV driver Prezemyslaw Szuba was jailed for […]
Road Skills Online has announced that, following recent assessment by the CPD Standards Office, its drivers’ Professional Development Plan (PDP) is now formally recognised as four hours of CPD training for each year of eLearning completed.
There was a 20% increase in the number of goods vehicle occupant fatalities in Great Britain last year, according to official figures.
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).