GPs have been told to prioritise D4 medicals for professional drivers, despite the current exemption remaining in place, according to the DVLA. The licensing agency said it had been working with the British Medical Association (BMA) to ensure doctors were aware of the need for HGV drivers to have D4 medical appointments so that they are available to work. The government relaxed the medical requirement as part of the licence renewal process in April last year, in order that doctors […]
Almost 80 stowaways were discovered inside two lorries in separate incidents last week, just days after scores were found hiding in four lorries in Harwich.
With lockdown measures easing and face-to-face meetings back on the agenda, Logistics UK is once again promoting its classroom-based compliance training courses.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.