Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA blasts unsafe foreign lorries

The Freight Transport Association has warned that the UK has a major problem with foreign lorries that are overloaded, have many roadworthiness faults and are frequently driven by drivers who have exceeded the hours rules.
New figures from VOSA show the relatively poor operational standards of foreign lorries working in the UK compared to the performance of the UK fleet.
FTA external affairs director Geoff Dossetter said: “Many foreign lorry operators are cutting costs by failing to maintain vehicles in the required safe and sound condition. Add to that too much overloading and drivers working excessive hours and we have an obvious road safety problem.