Whilst recognising the current driver shortage crisis, the government plans to change how drivers obtain an HGV licence comes with increased risk. The combining of category C and category C+E tests is likely to mean that prospective drivers have less time to develop their hazard perception skills and research has shown that drivers are more likely to be involved in crashes involving speed and manoeuvring due to poorer hazard perception and familiarity with the vehicle. To anticipate this risk, fleet […]
The 3.5% hike in insurance premium tax (IPT) that came into effect at the beginning of November could be just “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of increasing insurance costs for truck operators, a leading commercial vehicle insurer has warned.
HGV drivers that pass the government’s new streamlined tests designed to boost the numbers of candidates entering the industry will still be able to undertake international work, it has been confirmed.
West Midlands-based warehousing and logistics firm Transcentral has bolstered its fleet with three Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6×2 tractor units, and six Montracon curtainsided Mega trailers.