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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

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and the latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that nearly half (46 percent) of car seats are misused.

Child Passenger Safety Week taking place across U.S.

This week (September 19-25) is Child Passenger Safety Week, culminating in “National Seat Check Saturday” on September 25. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer...

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

Up to 4,000 people will soon be able to take advantage of training courses to become HGV drivers, as part of a package of measures announced by the government to ease temporary supply chain pressures in food haulage industries, brought on by the pandemic and the global economy rebounding around the world.

UK government unveils more plans to tackle driver shortage

Further plans have been announced by the UK government to help tackle the lorry driver shortage. Up to 4,000 people will soon be able to...
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...