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Police in the south-west use unmarked lorry to spot driving offences

Publish: Wednesday August/17/ 2022

With police in the UK using lorries to film HGV and other drivers committing over 28,000 offences since the tactic began in 2016, Devon & Cornwall Police have joined forces with National Highways in a similar initiative. Vision Zero, the road safety partnership working to stop all severe and fatal collisions in Devon and Cornwall […]

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Hydrogen refuelling service stations for HGVs arrives in the North

Publish: Thursday August/11/ 2022

Aiming to serve critical roads in the north of England, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business has announced its partnership with Exelby Services to develop hydrogen refuelling stations at its Coneygarth and Golden Fleece service station locations along the A1(M) and M6 motorways. Element 2 said the Yorkshire and Cumbria sites would become the first […]

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DVS scheme a success

Publish: Thursday August/4/ 2022

The introduction of what Transport for London (TfL) called its pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is being described as a success after the first year of enforcement saw a reduction in fatal collisions where vision is cited as a contributing factor. The overall number of serious injuries involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in 2021 also […]

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Survey concludes driver shortages on the up across the world

Publish: Thursday July/21/ 2022

After surveying more than 1500 commercial road transport operators in 25 countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has reported that truck driver shortages increased in all regions in 2021 except Eurasia. In Europe, they went up by 42% from 2020 to 2021, with open, unfilled driver positions reaching […]

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Employee Information Sheet: Vehicle Loading

Publish: Wednesday July/6/ 2022

Checks are vital. Drivers must be allowed sufficient time to carry them out thoroughly. Drivers are ultimately responsible for the load carried on their vehicle, whether or not they were involved in securing the load. They must understand the fundamentals of load safety. Drivers should check: – the strength of the securing equipment – that […]

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