HGV driver shortage made worse by lack of testing capacity

Transport - Motor vehicle

The government has published an open letter to the UK Logistics Sector and announced plans to increase lorry driving tests. In the letter from the Departments of Works and Pensions, Transport and Environment & Rural Affairs,  the shortage of drivers is acknowledged and it outlines the measures being taken to try and raise the number of […]

Death toll on smart motorways hits new record

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From Sunday Times article February 21st 2021 A delayed report by the Department of Transport reveals an increase in the number of deaths related to smart motorways. There were 14 fatalities in 2019 on motorways where hard shoulders operate as full-time or part- time traffic lanes, according to data collected by the DfT but not […]

Do You Know the Drivers’ Hours Rules for Your Van Drivers?

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Van Drivers Must Follow HGV  Drivers’ Hours Rules  to Avoid a Possible £300 Fine    Many van drivers do not realise that they are subject to the same working hours and rest periods as HGV drivers.   Exceeding the UK daily driving hours limit could result in a £300 fine. Failing to take breaks and exceeding the […]