A coroner has asked the DVSA and a Nottinghamshire haulage firm to respond to concerns about securing loads on tipper lorries, after a motorist died when a lump of concrete smashed through his windscreen. Paul Wainwright Construction Services and the enforcement agency have until 8 July to respond to assistant coroner Gordon Clow’s report, following the death of Steven Oscroft. Clow said he was concerned at the standard industry practice of ‘mounding’ loads on HGVs and the way in which […]
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has pledged that new motorways that have no hard shoulder – known as All Lane Running (ALR) motorways – will only open if technology is in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly.
Lorry drivers who arrive in the UK from today (6 April) must take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of their arrival or face a £2,000 fine, the DfT is warning.
Operators struggling to meet financial standing can now be offered a period of grace of up to a year to get themselves on a firmer footing, according to transport lawyers.