HGV drivers and operators need to better understand how advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) work, according to Driving for Better Business. The company has recently launched online guidance on the life-saving technology in collaboration with Thatcham Research. AEBS, also referred to as autonomous and automatic braking systems, activates the brakes when a potential collision is detected, stopping or minimising the severity of a crash where the driver has failed to react. It operates in three stages, which activate only if […]
The number of HGV driving licence tests taken and passed surged in the year to 31 March 2016.
ELB Partners has maintained its position as London’s only holder of the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) gold standard.
Drunk driver pleads with court not to ban him as he will lose “significant” earnings due to driver shortage
A Lithuanian lorry driver, arrested for driving a lorry whilst drunk, pleaded with the court not to ban him as the driver shortage meant he could lose out on “significant” earnings whilst in Britain. Manchester Magistrates Court heard that Lithuanian Vitas Urbonas, 48, was seen driving a MAN tractor unit in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 12) on the M61. The police followed him and found him parked on Bridgewater Avenue, in Bolton, where he claimed to be […]