As an operator it’s frustrating to purchase new trucks and still have to fit additional safety features, now often mandated to work in the city centre construction sector, which are not currently available to be installed or supported by the manufacturer.
Music and exhibition haulage specialist Fly By Nite has combined Volvo Trucks’ Dynafleet telematics system with TruTac’s tachograph analysis software TruAnalysis to improve driver and vehicle compliance.
Following the Doctors on Wheels incident that has seen DVSA refuse to accept driver medicals conducted by the firm, Dr Grant Charlesworth-Jones, medical director of D4Drivers, sets out why operators shouldn’t dismiss the value of a check-up conducted correctly.
Mammoet has has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based competitor ALE.
Marian Kitson joined the DVSA as director of enforcement in September 2018 after 32 years with HMRC. Speaking to MT editor Steve Hobson at the Microlise Transport Conference in May, Kitson said the agency’s flagship Earned Recognition scheme for the most compliant operators was going well.
The Microlise Transport Conference programme has been finalised, with an environment-focused panel set to debate key environmental issues, including recent stringent EU CO2 reduction targets for heavy vehicles and the clean air and low emission zones coming in to operation across the UK.
Meachers Global Logistics has bought the business trade of Southampton-based freight forwarder Kepair and Sea.
Abnormal loads operator Gundel & Son Transport Services has become the 300th FORS gold member.
Bridgestone in association with Motor Transport has launched a new competition to find the most innovative use of digital communication or social media to promote a road transport operator.
Pets a Home has taken delivery of 11 Cartwright step-frame double deck trailers.