Test your brakes, traffic commissioners report urges as public inquiries over trailer defects mount


 

The traffic commissioners have repeated their warning to hauliers providing traction-only services about their responsibilities for the condition of trailers, following a spate of cases at public inquiries. In their annual report, the TCs said trailer suppliers, including those based outside of the UK, were avoiding their responsibilities to ensure the safe operation of trailers. “The lack of adequate arrangements regarding regular and frequent brake testing has been a prominent failing,” the report said. “The potential impact on British roads […]