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General news about the trucking industry

Councils to issue fines for minor motoring offences

New proposals being drafted by the Department for Transport (DfT) could give local councils more powers to issue penalty fines to motorists.

Big fines and calls for HGV drivers to be “Covid test-ready”

HGV drivers in Kent have been fined more than £32,000 since 1st January 2021.

‘Intelligent’ mapping service planned to create safer roads

Vehicle-mounted image recognition technology is being used on Britain’s roads to create ‘intelligent’ maps of roadside assets.

Truck chaos at Dover a “national embarrassment”

The situation we saw at Dover over the Christmas period was a “national embarrassment” and “must not be repeated.”

Ban on freight lorries to France – expect serious disruption

The ban, which came into effect at 11pm on Sunday 20th December, is expected to have a ‘devastating effect’ on the supply of food and other goods to Britain.

Calls for better road safety after runaway tyre incident

A runaway tyre which smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.

Drink driving enforcement being stepped up in UK

Anyone getting behind the wheel too soon after having a festive drink could face serious consequences, such as a driving ban, criminal record, a hefty fine or a prison sentence.

Exploitation of truck drivers: a problem that’s just getting worse

The global logistics system found itself under increasing pressure resulting in non-EU truck drivers being exploited.

No need to speed: Road Safety Week 2020

The ‘How safe are the streets where you live’ survey questioned more than 1,700 members of the public, concluding that the majority of residents feel speeding is a problem in their area.

Queues of 7,000 trucks, warns leaked report

A leaked government document warns that the UK could soon see queues of 7,000 trucks in Kent with HGV drivers waiting two days to reach the border.

Road reallocation plans overlook reality (and trucks)

“The government’s plans present an opportunity to make cycling a more attractive option for private road users.”

Study: UK drivers not ready for autonomous vehicles

New research has revealed that two thirds of people do not feel ready to share the roads with driverless vehicles.