Thirty Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg lifts have been bought by Harrow Council for domestic and trade waste collections in the London borough.
The order includes 24 Olympus wide-bodied vehicles for domestic rounds fitted with Terberg OmniDEKA bin lifts and six further narrow RCVs on Elite 6x2 rear-steer chassis. All six have Terberg lifts – three OmniTRADE for commercial collections and three with OmniDEKA lifts.
Ahead of tomorrow’s key European Parliament vote on the update of the General Safety Regulation, which governs the safety systems to be included in new vehicle types, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) calls for a rapid adoption of this important piece of legislation.
“The European auto industry is committed to play its role in continuing to reduce road accidents and fatalities,” commented ACEA Secretary General, Erik Jonnaert. “In this context, we welcome the revision of the General Safety Regulation and support a wide array of the safety measures proposed by the European Commission last May.”
Carol Keller, communications director at Ben – the charity and support service for the automotive sector
Political and economic unpredictability and accelerating advances in automotive technology make for a less certain future, creating an increasingly pressured environment for people working in the automotive industry - with today’s announcement from Honda only testament to this.
In a challenging world, the lifeblood of the industry - its people - must come first. As the automotive sector’s charity and support service, we’ve seen a significant increase in people worried about their mental health & wellbeing, with money problems including debt also a concern. Job losses can be a catalyst for these issues and spark a ripple effect that impacts family dependents, too. The strain of losing one job, and pressure to find another, while balancing other demands, can leave skilled people feeling stuck and anxious. We support those people, and their family dependents, with life’s toughest challenges.
If you or anyone you know has been affected by the impact of job losses within the automotive industry, Ben is here to help. It’s free & confidential. Call us on 08081 311 333 or visit ben.org.uk to start a webchat with an advisor.
As transport regulators, the traffic commissioners promote safe passenger and goods transport.
Although most operators, like you, comply with the rules and take operator licensing very seriously, some aren't as diligent and don't keep road safety at the forefront of their minds.
Unfortunately, there are bad practices, dangerous vehicles and unsafe operations out there.
The commissioners work tirelessly to remove these businesses from the industry and keep our roads safe. They can do this because DVSA examiners investigate rogue operators and report them to the commissioners.
If you have information about any non-compliance, such as an overloaded lorry, a bus with dangerously low tyre treads or a vehicle carrying insufficiently secured goods, please report it to DVSA.
Email: IntelligenceUnit@dvsa.gov.ukCall: 0300 123 9000
Winter car prangs, bumps and scrapes peak in the 10 minutes between 17:00 and 17:10, according to new research from industry specialist, AX.
This year has already seen snowfall and icy temperatures cause chaos on Britain’s roads, and more is to be expected as March is second only to November as the busiest for car-to-car incidents. Both November and March are among the wettest months of the year.*
The winter period of November to March sees accident rates spike by 7.45% compared with the summer months.
Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect
In April 2019, London’s congestion charge will evolve, bringing in new, tighter regulations on exhaust emission standards and a revised fee for vehicle registration as part of the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). While the ULEZ represents an important step forward in the UK’s efforts to limit pollution, fleet managers and operations teams will need to factor the revised regulations into route planning and operations for commercial vehicles travelling into London.
In an industry driven by operational efficiency and narrow margins, the planning for ULEZ (and its potential expansion) will become an additional item on a manager’s to-do list. Geofences are one tool fleet managers can use to help reduce penalties incurred by drivers inadvertently entering the ULEZ with a non-compliant vehicle by providing near-real-time alerts when a driver approaches a geofenced zone. It can also help reduce the extra time spent factoring the ULEZ into route planning by clearly marking the area in navigation systems.
ACFO provides Government with six-point Company Car Tax action plan to protect and enhance corporate demand
The Government has been urged by ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation, to adopt a six-point action plan to protect and enhance company car demand.
The action plan has been sent to HM Treasury in response to its review into the impact of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on company car benefit-in-kind tax and Vehicle Excise Duty.
From 1 October 2019 the new ABI Code of Practice for the disposal of motor vehicle salvage will require that vehicle salvage can only be categorised by an Appropriately Qualified Person (AQP). TEC Engineers, part of the TEC Reports Group, is one of the few UK providers of engineers, assessors and managers of motor vehicle claims services to have all its vehicle engineers already fully approved to the new Appropriately Qualified Person (AQP) standard.
The Vehicle Remarketing Association has added its support to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s response to the current Government’s WLTP consultation.
Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said that her organisation shared the BVRLA’s concern about how the potential, negative impact on the company car sector could have widespread repercussions.
As an operator of heavy goods or public service vehicles, you'll already know the importance of security when it comes your vehicles and what you carry in them.
However, online security may not be an obvious concern to everyone.
With social media being a big part of everyone’s lives nowadays, including professional drivers, the need to be vigilant is more important than ever.
Images of personal information like licence and vehicle documents could be invaluable to someone looking to commit fraud.
That's why the DVLA has provided some tips to help motorists stay safe online. They received over 1000 reports of online scams in the last 3 of 2018.
Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/7-tips-for-motorists-to-stay-safe-onlinewww.gov.uk/government/news/7-tips-for-motorists-to-stay-safe-online
Transport data firm Inrix calculated that the average road user in London lost up to GBP1,680 due to jams.
This was followed by Edinburgh (GBP1,219), Manchester (GBP1,157) and Leicester (GBP1,145).
Liverpool had the lowest cost of congestion among the cities studied, at
GBP878 per driver.
London and Edinburgh are the country's slowest cities with an average speed for journeys into the central business district of just 7mph in peak time.
Wincanton has selected Alcumus SafeContractor as its health and safety partner, to assess and ensure legal compliance for contractors. It is the first third-party logistics company (3PL) to fully roll out the accreditation scheme across its contractor base.
Van drivers are risking accidents by failing to leave enough distance to stop, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, that shows over half of van drivers don’t know how heavy loads impact braking distances.
The majority of van drivers carry up to half a tonne of equipment on a daily basis* which can increase braking distances by up to 36% - equal to an extra five metres to stop at 60mph – as revealed in exclusive tests carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles**.
Fleet operators around the world are being asked to join a new global campaign to help tackle the rising epidemic of road deaths, injuries and poisonous air from vehicles. Launched this week by Brake, the road safety charity, Global Fleet Champions is a not-for-profit and partnership campaign that everyone can join to prevent crashes and pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) help businesses prepare for a low carbon future by offering the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
New study reveals current state of UK's green fleets and infrastructure as well as changing attitudes towards electric vehicles
Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. has undertaken an extensive new study, interviewing 150 Fleet Managers nationwide for its 2019 Fleet Green Perspectives Report. The report uncovers the current state of UK fleets, the changing perspectives of Fleet Managers and how the UK infrastructure and public attitude is affecting decision making.
The UK trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing industry is urging drivers to think ahead about what documentation is needed when they take a vehicle abroad.
Before setting off to Europe for a winter adventure, General Tire is urging motorists to check where winter tyres are mandatory. Laws surrounding the use of winter tyres vary from country to country and even region to region, so it is vital that motorists understand legal requirements and markings on the sidewall before they set off. Especially relevant in the lead up to Ski seasons and school holidays.