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Potholes, punctures and pizza

Potholes, punctures and pizza

Everybody hates potholes. I don’t think I’m alone in that… In fact, I’ve memorised where all of the potholes are on my route to work so that I can avoid them without even thinking. But one thing that people don’t associate with potholes is pizza. Well, Domino’s Pizza is changing that. They’re fed up with ... Read More
 
Safety first, always…

Safety first, always…

  Safety always comes first when it comes to driving. Or at least, it should. We’re used to dealing with risk management when it comes to driver safety and reducing risk levels within fleets is just what we do. So, when we come across things on the road that are so brazen, it’s quite something. ... Read More
 
UK set to begin platooning trial for fleet operators

UK set to begin platooning trial for fleet operators

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has moved forward with the next stage of platooning trials in the UK, as it looks to hear from HGV operators that could participate. Platooning involves trucks forming an identically spaced-out convoy which is organised in such a way that means that HGVs can drive closer together over long distances. ... Read More
 
Fines set to increase on London’s red routes?

Fines set to increase on London’s red routes?

An increase in the maximum fine on London's red routes has been proposed by Transport for London (TfL). The routes make up London’s busiest roads, with just 5% of roads carrying up to 30% of the city’s traffic. Under the proposals, the maximum fine for offences would increase from £130 to £160. The figure hasn’t ... Read More
 
Steps taken to improve the safety of Smart Motorways

Steps taken to improve the safety of Smart Motorways

The government has taken steps to improve the safety of Smart Motorways following significant pressure. Following heavy pressure and 38 fatalities, the Government’s taken steps to improve the safety of Smart Motorways. New safety protocols have just been announced by Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, with Smart Motorways not allowed to open without radar technology ... Read More