Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt (pictured) has warned hauliers of their obligations regarding trailers amid a spate of Public Inquiries following serious transgressions. Speaking at the Microlise Transport Conference last week, Turfitt said: “I need to flag up a concerning pattern of cases emerging from last year. It involves the maintenance of third-party trailers. “There have been considerable efforts by the DVSA to make test reports available to all, but operators seem oblivious to maintaining trailers. It makes the ongoing […]
The transportation and storage industry had a rate of fatal injury around twice the average across all industries, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Online retailer Ocado has ordered 27 Thermo King Advancer A400 trailers from Marshall Fleet Solutions as part of a fleet upgrade which will see it take delivery of 46 units from the manufacturer this year.
HGV drivers will bear the greatest responsibility for collisions and accidents that occur on the country’s network from Saturday (29 January), after the government created a “hierarchy of road users”.