A lorry driver talking on his mobile phone while driving on the M40 in Warwickshire almost collided with police videoing him in an unmarked HGV. The footage captures one of 21,000 offences recorded by officers in HGV cabs since Highways England rolled out the national safety initiative, Operation Tramline. In another clip, a trucker is seen looking down and texting on his phone as he travels along the motorway. When he spots the police officers in the next lane he […]
Hauliers have seen a 37% reduction in unsafe driving behaviours and a 6% increase in miles per gallon (MPG) during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to telematics specialist Microlise.
Too many operators are trying to shave the hourly rate they pay for agency drivers rather than using technology such as telematics to improve the performance of temporary staff, according to fast-growing driver agency Milestone. Milestone director Adam Thompson says: “Too many operators look to save 20p on the hourly rate and don’t care about the driver’s performance. Instead we are using technology to reward our drivers for good behaviour, including green band driving, avoiding accident damage and complying with […]
LGV operators should not feel they are being singled out in the drive to cut cyclist deaths and injuries in London, as modifications to make construction vehicles safer are just part of a package of measures being introduced to improve cycle safety, London major Boris Johnson said on Monday (9 December).