7 07, 2021

Dangerous driving, don’t sweep it under the carpet!

2021-07-09T10:06:42+01:00July 7th, 2021|

A van was spotted driving down the M56 and was subsequently pulled over by Greater Manchester Police due to the driver’s view being obscured by a roll of carpet. It was reported by the officers that the load was not sufficiently secured to the vehicle, upon questioning the driver he said, "it wasn’t like that [...]

2 07, 2021

Haulage operator sentenced to 15 years in prison

2021-07-05T09:54:55+01:00July 2nd, 2021|

A haulage operator has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after causing the death of two men in a horrific crash on the M62. The pair died when the truck, which was carrying a large static caravan jack-knifed and crashed through the central reservation. The court heard that the owner had completed safety checks [...]

30 06, 2021

‘Crash for Cash’ scams, Fleets advised to act with caution

2021-06-30T13:28:40+01:00June 30th, 2021|

Fleet operators are being advised by the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) to act with caution following a report released that has released new figures, exposing the worst affected postal districts for ‘Crash for Cash’ scams. ACSS recommend that it is essential for your vehicles to have in-vehicle cameras systems for the safety of your drivers [...]

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 [...]

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