Careless torque costs lives

21 July 2014

Credit to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for coming up with this headline, and for highlighting the importance of regular maintenance of the wheels on commercial vehicles.

Advice for drivers taking drugs

21 July 2014

The new offence of driving while using certain controlled drugs, including some prescription drugs, above specified limits is due to come into force on 2 March 2015 and the Government has recently issued guidance to help make drivers aware of the changes.

Advice for drivers taking drugs

21 July 2014

The new offence of driving while using certain controlled drugs, including some prescription drugs, above specified limits is due to come into force on 2 March 2015 and the Government has recently issued guidance to help make drivers aware of the changes.

New Lower Thames Crossing still some way off

17 July 2014

Congestion problems currently being experienced at the Dartford–Thurrock crossing over the Thames have serious implications for businesses and the national economy and have led the Government to consider an additional road-based river crossing.

Major compressed natural gas refuelling facility opened

16 July 2014

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond has officially opened Howard Tenens’ new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling facility at the company's Swindon facility. It is the largest CNG station to be constructed by a private transport operator in the UK.

New guide times for heavy vehicle tests

14 July 2014

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has been examining heavy goods and public service vehicle (PSV) annual testing over the last year, to ensure that it has up-to-date, accurate timings.

Careful with that fifth wheel

11 July 2014

Volvo Trucks has issued a reminder to customers that all vehicles registered after 29 October 2014 must have a complete or completed European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA).

Traffic Commissioner's top tip for transport managers

10 July 2014

Traffic Commissioner Nick Denton's most important piece of advice for transport managers is to turn up if a public inquiry is called after something has gone badly wrong at a transport operator for whom they are working.

Government turns down speed limit cut

9 July 2014

Earlier this year, the Highways Agency consulted on proposals to limit speeds to 60mph between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week, on parts of the M1 and M3 because of the potential effect of new schemes on local air quality.

Campaign group says lorries get billions in subsidies

8 July 2014

Heavy goods vehicles – do they pay for the damage they cause?, a report commissioned by Campaign for Better Transport (CBT), has claimed that lorries using Britain’s roads are subsidised to the tune of £5 billion each year.