• Operation Brock

    A RECENT truck trial at Manston Airport, part of the county’s Operation Brock contingency plan in the event of hold ups at the port of Dover has been a success in as much as approximately […]

     
  • Direct Vision Standard

    AFTER MONTHS of discussions, the announcement of a consultation on the proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for HGV operators travelling into and out of London has been welcomed by FTA, but while the six week […]

     
  • defibrillators

    FRASERBURGH based Gary & Adams has installed defibrillators across part of its fleet of lorries. They can now be used in an emergency by the firm’s drivers who have been trained how to use the […]

     
  • vehicle equipment and technology

    THE UPDATED FORS Standard version 5, ProVision which came into effect on 14 January 2019, recommends that fleet operators use of vehicle equipment and technology. The scheme now also recognises online and cloud based systems […]

     
  • robotic welder

    TRAILER and commercial vehicle body manufacturer, Cartwright has driven up productivity at its south Manchester facility by investing in a fully programmable robotic welder which manufactures components to an exacting tolerance of 0.2mm. Cartwright’s operations […]

     
  • increase in lorry driver deaths

    THE UNITE union has called for urgent reforms into how the deaths of workers and members of the public killed and injured in road accidents involving lorries are recorded, after research found a 50% increase […]

     
  • one millionth Volvo truck

    ON FRIDAY 23 November, Volvo Trucks’ Gent Plant in Belgium celebrated a significant milestone by handing over the keys to the one millionth Volvo truck produced in the Oostakker factory since it opened in 1975. […]

     
  • Reed Boardall Group

    YORKSHIRE based cold storage and transport business Reed Boardall Group has again achieved strong annual results. The company grew turnover to £61.6m in its last financial year (ending 31 March 2018), a 2.3% rise in […]

     
  • New Guides From FORS

    FORS HAS issued its new ‘Winter Guide for HGV Drivers’ as a printable download. The handy guide includes tips to help drivers who are encouraged to not only fully plan their route, but to seek […]

     
  • Labour’s Haulier Tax Plans ‘Beyond Belief’

    LABOUR’s Shadow Treasury team’s call for even more taxes to be piled upon the haulage industry has understandably incurred the wrath of the Road Haulage Association. ‘Britain’s hauliers already pay some of the highest taxes […]