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.
The NHS Business Services Authority and NHS Supply Chain say they have made £250 million in savings against the £300m target set for September 2018 by the Department of Health.
Lorries hit rail bridges five times a day, according to Network Rail, which has launched a ‘bridge bash’ campaign aimed at fleet operators and 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.
Safety schemes for HGV operators must be mandated nationally if vulnerable road users are to be protected UK wide, says campaign group Steersafe.