Truckers who rely on junk food and unhealthy snacks may be worse drivers, according to a study. A paper published in the medical journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine looked at driving behaviours among almost 400 HGV drivers and the impact of their diet, as well as fatigue. The authors said four dietary patterns were identified among the participants – animal-derived foods, staple foods, snacks and vegetables. Their analysis showed that drivers with a vegetable-rich diet had more “positive driving behaviour”. […]
The FTA has accused the government of “heel dragging” over its continued failure to confirm the suspension of D4 medicals for HGV drivers despite allegedly agreeing a workaround with the DVLA over a week ago.
Tariff-free access to the single market and the ability to hire non-UK drivers are the key issues for hauliers as the industry faces Brexit, according to a survey by the FTA.
Smart motorways are the safest roads on the strategic road network, in terms of serious or fatal casualties, according to new analysis from National Highways (NH).