Hauliers driving around Felixstowe Port are to receive enhanced training aids after an “incorrectly parked” truck was crushed by a container in April, trapping the driver inside. An investigation by port authorities has found that the lorry, which was crushed by a 40ft container lowered by crane onto the cab roof in April, should not have been parked at the spot and could not be seen by the crane operator. The incident, which happened on 23 April, saw fire crews […]
Wholesaler AG Parfett & Sons has signed a new deal with Ryder for 26 DAF LF230 18t trucks.
‘Dynamic’ hard shoulder running on smart motorways is to be brought to an end after analysis found it caused confusion and increased the risk of accidents. In addition, the deployment of radar-based ‘stopped vehicle detection’ will be ramped up across the entire smart motorway network, after government research showed the risk of collisions between moving and stationary vehicles had increased. Near misses on smart motorways have risen twenty-fold in the past five years to 1,485, compared to 72 near misses […]
An independent review into safety data and evidence concerning smart motorways has found no errors and concluded that all-lanes running (ALR) highways are some of the safest roads in the country.