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RISK MANAGEMENT

According to the HSE, expansion in the so-called “gig economy” and the increasing use of personal vehicles for work purposes – the grey fleet – has created some confusion over where responsibility for legal compliance lies.

Grey fleet increase prompts new HSE guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT), has updated its guidance on work-related road risk (WRRR) for employers and...

FAMILY SAFETY

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance says school zone speed limits are being enforced, even though most children are learning from home due to Covid-19.

Drivers urged to slow down in school zones across NSW

Drivers are reminded to slow down and take extra care in school zones across New South Wales (NSW), with schools remaining open for families...

MOTORCYCLES

Nearly a decade after the organization first called for a federal mandate requiring street-legal motorcycles to be equipped with ABS, a new study – the largest of its kind - reveals data in favor of the lifesaving technology.

ABS on motorcycles “right up there with wearing a helmet”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says a new major study strengthens the argument for motorcycle antilock braking systems (ABS). Nearly a decade after...

DRIVING FOR WORK

A total of 33 existing rules have been amended and two new rules introduced, with a number of amendments made to the additional information annexes.

Changes announced to UK Highway Code: driving on smart motorways

The UK’s Highway Code has been updated to reflect changes to the law relating to driving on smart motorways. A total of 33 existing rules...
The annual survey, by the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, asks stakeholders to rank the main issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue.

Truckers urged to complete annual survey

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched the 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, by the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, asks...
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 12-18, provides the trucking industry an opportunity to formally recognize the efforts of professional truck drivers. State trucking associations, industry suppliers, law enforcement, and motor carriers across the nation are set to host appreciation events for the men and women who safely deliver 72.5 percent of the country's total freight tonnage.

Truck driver efforts recognized in U.S.

American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the entire trucking industry are holding a weeklong celebration of the 3.6 million professional truck drivers who deliver America’s...