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TfL proposes HGV safety standard permit scheme

Transport for London has proposed a new safety standard permit scheme for HGVs in London. The scheme, which is part of TfL’s aim for zero deaths on the capital’s roads by 2041, would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a safety permit to operate in London from 2020.

Industry must tackle mental health of LGV drivers

The RTITB has called on the logistics the industry to take action to improve the mental health of LGV drivers, following figures from the Health & Safety Executive showing that half a million workers are suffering work-related stress, depression or anxiety.

HGV safety schemes need to go national

Safety schemes for HGV operators must be mandated nationally if vulnerable road users are to be protected UK wide, says campaign group Steersafe.

TC tells hauliers to ensure HGV parking is safe

Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner, Joan Aitken, has called on hauliers to make sure the place where they keep their vehicles is “safe and suitable” at all times after suspending a haulier whose parking arrangements had compromised road safety.

Arco chooses XPO Logistics

Supplier of safety equipment Arco has awarded XPO Logistics a national distribution contract.

Cyclist safety needs greater focus, says Volvo

There is a greater need to focus on reducing risks for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, moped riders and motorcyclists, according to a report from Volvo Trucks.

Poor mental health affects 20pc of van drivers

One in five van drivers describe their current mental health as poor or very poor, according to research commissioned by Mercedes-Benz Vans to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.