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2 03, 2020

20mph speed limit introduced on major roads in central London

2020-03-02T12:26:24+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

A 20mph speed limit has been enforced onto roads managed by TFL (Transport For London) in a bid to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on London’s roads. TFL manage around 5% of London’s roads, these are known as “red routes”. TFL has said ‘’we will re-calibrate all of the speed cameras in central London [...]

27 02, 2020

French authorities to do more to protect truck drivers, says RHA

2020-02-27T10:04:44+00:00February 27th, 2020|

The RHA has repeated its plea to the French authorities to do more to protect truck drivers from violent migrant gangs looking to enter the UK illegally. On Thursday night, 20th February a call was received by the authorities after an alleged threat with guns and knives at a French service station occurred. The driver [...]

24 02, 2020

FORS freeze membership prices during 2020, for the fifth year

2020-02-24T13:59:55+00:00February 24th, 2020|

FORS fees have now been fixed at the same rate since 2015, with the hold in membership costs announced as FORS enters its 12th year of operation. Now with 5,000 members across the UK, FORS continues to provide evolving best practice for transport operators of any size and vehicle make-up, delivering an even broader range of [...]

21 02, 2020

Free ‘global fleet champions’ driver behaviour webinar to improve fleet safety

2020-02-21T09:20:32+00:00February 21st, 2020|

'Improve Fleet Safety' The Essentials of Fleet Safety is a series of five, 60-minute webinars to give champions the essential elements of running a fleet safety programme. The webinars are based on the five pillars of Global Fleet Champions: Driver behaviour, Incident analysis and intervention, Vehicle procurement and maintenance, Journey routing and modal choice, and [...]

20 02, 2020

Prepare businesses now to avoid border delays, RHA urges Government

2020-02-20T12:39:48+00:00February 20th, 2020|

The Government must fully prepare businesses for new customs procedures if border delays are to be avoided next year, urged the Road Haulage Association. The call comes as the Association’s chief executive, Richard Burnett raised concerns that officials have failed to commit to a deadline to provide ‘the promised operating model for customs processes’. He [...]

7 02, 2020

Eliminating blind spots on your Commercial Fleet

2020-02-19T09:12:21+00:00February 7th, 2020|

Eliminating blind spots on your Commercial Fleet. Blind spots are proving to be a major cause of collisions leading to pedestrian and cyclists’ fatalities on London’s roads. It is believed that 31% of fatalities are from pulling away, 19% of fatalities are from turning left and 6% of fatalities are from turning right. Blind spots [...]

27 01, 2020

TFL issues more than 8,000 permits for Direct Vision Standard (Vision Zero)

2020-03-12T15:04:38+00:00January 27th, 2020|

The Direct Vision Standard seeks to eliminate dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicle blind spots, proven to be the cause of pedestrian and cyclist deaths and serious injuries. Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that it has issued more than 8,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permits, as part of the Direct Vision Standard since it [...]

21 01, 2020

Educating drivers on the specific dangers pedestrians face – FORS eLearning

2020-01-21T13:14:16+00:00January 21st, 2020|

FORS Professional Pedestrian Safe is the latest free-to-access eLearning module available online to FORS members. The new eLearning module seeks to educate drivers on the specific dangers pedestrians face and what they can do to protect them. Pedestrian Safe joins the existing suite of safety eLearning modules (Cycle Safety, Van Smart, Smart Driving, and Bridge [...]

20 01, 2020

How to improve your customer service with Telematics

2020-02-19T09:12:57+00:00January 20th, 2020|

Today’s customers demand a high level of customer service. One thing to consider is if your customers are suffering at the cost of your mistakes, are your drivers delivering goods or attending jobs on time? Is your fleet uptime enough to keep up with the demand of your customers? The use of Telematics will help you monitor [...]

13 01, 2020

The impact of Brexit on the Haulage industry

2020-02-21T13:34:46+00:00January 13th, 2020|

As the UK prepares to leave the EU on the 31st January this year, the Haulage and International Supply Chain industry are urged to act now and be prepared for the potential impact. The priority for the UK is to negotiate a trade deal with the EU to provide as much access as possible for [...]