TfL to test HGV blind spot technology

28 April 2014

Transport for London (TfL) is providing the funding for a project to independently test blind spot safety technology which can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to help reduce the risk of them colliding with pedestrians and cyclists.

Call for cancer compliance on Workers’ Memorial Day

28 April 2014

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have issued a joint statement, to mark Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April 2014, expressing concern that employers are failing to comply with legal occupational exposure limits on known carcinogens.

France reopens cabotage arguments

24 April 2014

The first European conference dedicated to the road haulage transport sector was recently held in Paris, with the hosts claiming that the sector has been hit particularly hard by the challenging economic climate and increasingly fierce competition.

Russia extends its TIR ban

23 April 2014

The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FCS RF) is continuing to make life difficult for lorry drivers trying to enter its territory by extending its TIR restrictions to the Finnish-Russian Customs office of Torfyanovka (Vyborg region).

How many days?

22 April 2014

Last year, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement staff had to prohibit over 2300 UK and 630 non-UK drivers from continuing their journey because they were not carrying enough tachograph records.

Currently Agreed Allowances - update

22 April 2014

Following discussions the amount of overnight subsistence negotiated and agreed by the Road Haulage Association with HMRC, effective since 1 April 2013, remains at £34.90, or £26.20 if the driver uses a sleeper cab.

MEPs give green light to safer and greener lorries

17 April 2014

The European Commission's proposal for new EU rules providing for safer and greener lorries has been endorsed by the European Parliament, which means it is now up to the Member States to decide if the changes should be made.

EU wants to improve road haulage rules

16 April 2014

EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage following the publication of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport.

Maintenance exception to drivers' hours and tachograph rules

15 April 2014

EU Regulation 561/2006, laying down rules regarding drivers' hours and tachographs, includes an exemption which has been the subject recently of both a ruling in the Court of Justice (CJEU) and guidance issued by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).