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23 06, 2021

Councils will have the power to fine drivers £70 for minor road offences

2021-06-23T15:09:35+01:00June 23rd, 2021|

Councils across England will be able to fine drivers £70 for a variety of minor traffic offences from later this year. The Department for Transport has confirmed that from December, local authorities will be able to apply for new powers that will let them issue fines for “moving traffic offences”. These offences include blocking box [...]

21 06, 2021

More than 136,000 safety permits issued for DVS

2021-06-21T13:16:23+01:00June 21st, 2021|

More than 136,000 safety permits have been issued to date and nearly 70,000 heavy goods vehicles have been fitted with safety measures to protect people walking and cycling since the introduction of London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) scheme in March. The DVS, which seeks to reduce lethal blind spots, was introduced by Transport for London [...]

9 06, 2021

No pledge to help the coach sector

2021-06-23T15:14:31+01:00June 9th, 2021|

At the coach evidence session for the Transport Select Committee, chaired by Huw Merriman, MPs were told that as many as 40% of coach operators could become insolvent when the repayment of CBILS loans begin in June. Graham Vidler, Chief Executive of the Confederation of Passenger Transport said “Coaches are a vital section of the [...]

26 05, 2021

ACSS – Assisting Event & General Haulage market leader ‘Stagefreight’

2021-05-26T11:11:57+01:00May 26th, 2021|

Stagefreight, an industry leader in event & general haulage have been delivering essential stage and event equipment to theatres, venues, and exhibition centres across Europe for 36 years. Their reputation within the industry is without peer. The award of Event Transport Company of the Year won in 2020 testifies to this. They also have won [...]

17 05, 2021

Logistics UK re-launch classroom-based training

2021-05-17T10:51:17+01:00May 17th, 2021|

Logistics UK has returned to scheduling classroom-based training for its well-respected compliance courses. These courses are being scheduled in line with government COVID guidelines and with spaces on popular courses such as Driver CPC and Transport Manager CPC likely to fill up fast, we advise booking now to avoid disappointment. “Logistics businesses have played a [...]

7 05, 2021

FORS launches update for the growing fleet of LCV on our roads

2021-05-07T10:11:29+01:00May 7th, 2021|

FORS has launched an update to its popular Van Smart eLearning module, to help upskill the growing fleet of light commercial vehicle drivers on our roads. The FORS Professional Van Smart eLearning module has been given an upgrade, including new learning scenarios and an updated format. The changes have been designed to make the information [...]

26 04, 2021

Are your delivery drivers safe?

2021-04-30T15:00:31+01:00April 26th, 2021|

With online retail booming since COVID-19, there is a huge demand for home delivery and courier services and will be for the foreseeable future. Delivery deadlines are getting tighter, and the drivers face a huge number of hazards whilst working. These can result in costly damage to both vehicles and goods. In a survey recently [...]

23 04, 2021

Telematics use is growing strongly in road transport

2021-04-23T15:05:27+01:00April 23rd, 2021|

The latest 'Tachos and Telematics' report shows that 79% of operators are now using telematics in their operations – that’s up from 69% in a similar study just over a year ago. Not only that: 90% of respondents say that using telematics has produced tangible benefits for their operations. The survey also highlights the growing market penetration of [...]

12 04, 2021

Police warn HGV drivers to be vigilant – more than 60 thefts so far this year

2021-04-14T10:23:23+01:00April 12th, 2021|

More than 60 cargo thefts from trucks have been reported since the beginning of 2021. It is reported that over 1million worth of goods, according to the latest figures from NAVICS( National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service) in 2020 alone, freight crime cost £95.7million “Cargo crime has wide-reaching consequences – shop prices are driven up, [...]

24 03, 2021

Protecting your business, protecting your drivers

2021-03-24T10:51:35+00:00March 24th, 2021|

With more than 31m commercial vehicles on European roads, the opportunities for organised gangs to engage in cargo crime are immense. Since 2007 there has been a 41% increase in the value of stolen cargo. It is believed that across Europe the average loss per reported incident is €68.3k, the estimated total value of [...]

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