"If you are in the unfortunate position to face a Traffic Commissioner at a public inquiry, one of the questions asked is what you - the transport manager - have done to keep up with changes in the industry. The FTA Transport Manager conferences are an excellent start to being able to answer."
Eddie Cross, London Borough of Redbridge
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says figures just released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for roadside HGV checks prove that most lorry drivers are complying with new periodic training rules.
Michelin’s CrossClimate tyres impress ‘blue light’ fleets in testing Fleet managers from ‘blue light’ operations across the UK have put the first summer tyres with winter capabilities through their paces during a day of intensive tyre testing.
GreenRoad, a leading provider of Driving Behaviour and Fleet Performance systems, announced that its in-vehicle SaaS – (Software as a Service) solution has been selected by the Derbyshire Dales District Council for deployment in its fleet of road sweepers, light vans, refuse freighters, and other vehicles. The local authority aims to improve fleet performance and driver safety, and enhance visibility into potential liability claims.
r2c Online, the company responsible for the ground-breaking platform to manage commercial fleet compliance and maintenance, has been shortlisted for the Technology Initiative of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Awards 2015, an event dedicated to recognising and celebrating the best of the commercial transport industry.
The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90 with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban).
The latest incarnations of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Caddy and Transporter models will make their UK debuts when they are launched at Van Centres across the UK on the 7 September. Revealed internationally earlier in the year, both models have received significant design and technology enhancements that include upgraded engines, further improved safety features and increased levels of comfort.
Hambleton District Council has announced that it has awarded Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) with a 10 year contract to supply and maintain its entire fleet for waste collection, recycling and street cleansing services. This is the third time that the Authority has renewed its contract with SFS, and there is an option to extend for an additional 10 years.