Longer HGVs – Emissions Heroes or Dangerous Vehicles?

20 October , 2017

Are longer lorries on Britain’s roads the answer to a pollution problem? Or are they a disaster waiting to happen? The answer depends on who you ask.  MPs recently backed extended trailers as one solution to cut carbon emissions, and there are currently a fleet of 1800 of them on the UK’s road

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Volvo’s Biogas LGVs Could Cut Emissions by 100%

19 October , 2017

The age of natural gas-powered LGVs could be almost upon us, as Volvo unveil their latest energy-efficient lorry. Volvo’s latest Euro 6-compliant LGVs are powered entirely by natural gas – otherwise known as biogas – and they could be the future of green road haulage. In fact, the tru

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Will New Window-Level Bins Solve Motorway Littering?

16 October , 2017

HGV drivers are being encouraged to bin their rubbish with the installation of window height bins at a motorway service station. The bins have been installed at the M6 Lymm services, and are the latest measure being taken to try and keep the motorways clear of rubbish thrown from cars and lorries. 

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London’s new HGV rating could see vehicles banned from the capital

6 October , 2017

HGVs will now be rated for ‘direct vision’ in London, under new rules put in place by Transport for London. In the new rating system, lorries will be assessed to see how good a view the driver has from their cab of what’s going on around them. Any vehicles which don’t meet the requirements

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Why the Mental Health of Your LGV Drivers is Vital

29 September , 2017

As the awareness of mental health issues is coming to the fore, employers are urged to be more aware than ever of the potential mental health issues their employees may face. With one in four people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in their lives, it’s extremely important to be awa

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Drivers’ Hours: Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers

27 September , 2017

News that the rules on drivers’ hours are to be changed means the whole industry is gearing up for the stricter laws and potential retrospective fines.  The change means that, rather than being fined on the day for any offence committed that day only – or for repeated and ongoing offences

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