The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been advised that refuse collection trucks should come within the scope of the truck cartel, along with other specialised vehicles. The European Commission (EC) imposed fines on truck manufacturers for breach of competition rules in 2016, stating that the products affected by the infringement were medium and heavy trucks, whether rigid or tractor units, but excluded trucks for military use. Following a dispute as to whether or not refuse vehicles were covered by […]
After three years in the pilot phase, the not-for-profit Road to Logistics scheme developed by the RHA and Microlise to get people including ex-military and ex-offenders trained as HGV drivers is about to start its national roll-out, backed by a £1m grant from the DfT.
An HGV driver who attempted a U-turn on a “dark and foggy” road, resulting in a collision with a police car, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Foreign drivers working for UK operators who returned to their home countries during lockdown are not exempt from the 14-day self-isolation rules, it has emerged.