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Christmas Could Be a Humbug for CV Operators

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 by Prath520

Operators of large fleets of leased commercial vehicles are warning their customers to prepare for a potential shortage of vans in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday. Demand for commercial vehicles rose some 225% between the third and fourth quarters of last year, and industry experts expect an even greater demand this year.READ MORE

RHA Hoping to Gain FORS Equivalency

Posted on Nov 07, 2013 by Prath520

LGV operators in and around the UK capital participate in a multi-layered standardisation program known as the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS); a scheme designed to ensure safe and efficient practices among company drivers. Government officials credit the scheme with improving awareness among operators of the need to run safe and clean vehicles in London.READ MORE

Is Government Regulation Slowing down LGV Safety Development?

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 by Prath520

We’ve been hearing a lot in recent months about the need to make the roads safer by mandating new LGV equipment and standards. But how much regulation is too much regulation? Is it possible some of the mandates are actually slowing down the development of safer LGVs?READ MORE

New Van Standards May Be on the Way

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 by Prath520

Next month the Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be holding the third event in its Van Excellence series at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. Among the speakers at the October 29 event will be Gordon MacDonald, the VOSA’s traffic enforcement policy manager. He is expected to outline plans his agency has in place to..READ MORE

Bridgewater Test Centre Opens While Punk Counterpart Closes

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 by Prath520

Drivers receiving their HGV training in Somerset and surrounding areas will be pleased to know a brand-new test centre is opening in Bridgewater. The new centre is opening in response to Taunton LGV Test Centre closing this past August. The new centre is privately operated.READ MORE

Van Drivers Create UK Dining Guide

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 by Prath520

The average UK citizen would probably not turn to van drivers for advice on the nicest places to have dinner. However, if you are a van driver yourself, it might be a different story. Who better than a fellow driver to ask about the best places to eat while you’re on the road?READ MORE

LGV Drivers May to More at Tyne Tunnel

Posted on Aug 05, 2013 by Prath520

In 1967, the Tyne Tunnels opened to allow for smooth traffic flow to vehicle drivers travelling between Jarrow and North Shields. Today the tunnels are as important as ever in a world increasingly more dependent on mobility. However, the convenience the tunnels offer may soon come at a higher price to LGV drivers.READ MORE

LGVs in Ireland May Get Temporary Toll Break

Posted on Aug 05, 2013 by Prath520

Irish Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has proposed a one-month toll holiday for LGVs traveling in his country during November. The Minister has submitted a proposal in the hopes it will lure commercial trucks off the back roads and onto major motorways where they will be safer and more efficient. If the plan is approved,..READ MORE

Will LGV Map Program Help the Economy?

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 by Prath520

A few weeks ago, we reported on a new G-STEP map program available to LGV drivers making deliveries in Leicester. The program is an updated app for smart phones enabling drivers to easily identify all available routes in and around town in a way that is completely hands-free. The app was developed by the University..READ MORE

Van Accident Underscores Need for Training

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 by Prath520

Van driving is something many of us take for granted without ever thinking about the potential consequences of driving one unsafely. That reality was played out last September when a van towing a horsebox made a U-turn manoeuvre on a dual carriageway in North Yorkshire. The result was a horrific accident resulting in serious injuries..READ MORE


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