I would like to reply to Driver Require CEO Kieran Smith’s article which only shows the issue from a selfish point of view ie the agency trying get more money for itself. I would like to offer up another side to the issue.
Regulators of any function – be it regulating the road transport industry, medicines, the protection of animals or even water – must regulate for the protection of the vulnerable and with consideration for environmental or social impacts, as well as any other objectives. They must also, however, regulate with consideration for the Regulators’ Code as set out by parliament.
Motor Transport has teamed with the CV Show to bring visitors to the show a Future Transport Theatre to examine some of the big issues facing road transport.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that he is confident food supplies will not run out in the event of a prolonged outbreak of coronavirus.
Temperature-controlled operator FreshLinc has added 30 new SDC Freespan curtainsided trailers to its general haulage division FLX Logistics.
The deadline to enter the 2020 Motor Transport Awards has now passed and the judges have started the process of reviewing the entries.
New technologies are accelerating the pace of change for businesses across Europe, with many businesses unsure how developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, data analytics and other innovations will impact their operations in 2020.
The key to running a successful warehouse is organisation. And keeping on top of industry trends is a major part of that. By making sure you’ve applied the latest processes and technologies, you can be sure that your warehouse is as efficient and productive as possible, but it can be difficult to keep track of every development.
The current rules for HGV drivers when it comes using a hand-held mobile phone are exactly the same as those for drivers of any other type of vehicle. However, enforcement is typically more stringent for commercial drivers, with increasingly creative strategies being developed by police to catch offenders – including a recent operation using unmarked HGVs for surveillance.
Motor Transport is proud to announce a new collaboration which aims to improve the efficiency of transport planning.