The Health and Safety Laboratory have published two guides, which offer simple, straightforward advice on safe loading and transport in general haulage.
They explain why loads can move during transit, and what you can do to stop it happening. They also set out what your legal responsibilities are as a driver or an operator, and outline what you can do to make sure you’re complying with them.Load Safe, Road Safe – A Professional Driver’s Guide to Safe Loading (£15) and Transport and Transport Safety – An Operator’s Guide to Safe Loading and Transport (£30) can be purchased from The Health & Safety Laboratory’s website.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has awarded the IRU Diploma of Honour to 1,041 professional drivers from 25 countries. This prestigious award honours long-serving, safe, loyal and upstanding professional drivers. Continue reading
The Highways Agency is encouraging people to be ready for severe weather as part of its ‘Make Time for Winter’ campaign. The campaign encourages drivers to prepare for winter journeys that may be affected by poor weather. Continue reading
Work to replace the Abbey Bridge over the River Avon in Evesham can now start after the proposals received final approval from Local Transport Minister Norman Baker today. Continue reading
The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the Scottish National Party are to vote against the 3ppl fuel duty increase planned for January 2013. Continue reading
The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the Department for Transport’s consultation on raising the speed limit on single-carriageway roads. Continue reading
The Freight Transport Association hails yesterday’s Parliamentary debate as confirmation that fuel duty has now become a mainstream political issue, and welcomes the suggestion that the Chancellor George Osborne may be about to cancel the increase in fuel duty planned for New Year’s Day. Continue reading
Jochen Hahn and Castrol Team Hahn Racing, recently celebrated success by clinching the 2012 FIA European Truck Racing Championship at Le Mans in France. Official tyre provider, Goodyear, also celebrated with the news that the tyres driven on in the championship had achieved an ‘A’ grade in the wet grip category of the new tyre label, which is now seen on most tyres sold across Europe. Continue reading