The red stripes, available on Transit and Transit Custom models, are illuminated by electricity passing through a thin layer of phosphorus gas – technology already used in aeroplane cockpits and on screens for medical and military equipment.

New technology designed to help keep roadside workers safe

In an effort to protect roadside workers, Ford has developed new electronic high-visibility panels which do not rely on other light sources to be...
The guidelines outline existing hazards in the industry, such as poorly maintained bikes, fatigue and extreme weather conditions, and the actions that must be taken by delivery platforms, drivers and restaurants to mitigate the risks.

New guidelines to boost delivery driver safety in NSW

Draft guidelines have been released for industry consultation to provide better protection for workers in New South Wales (NSW) in the food delivery industry. The...
The ministry has recently installed weigh-in-motion strip sensors in all six lanes of Highway 91, southbound toward the Nordel Inspection Station.

New weight inspection program launches in BC

Commercial drivers on the Lower Mainland in British Columbia are reported to be experiencing time and fuel savings, as a result of the Weigh2GoBC...
Anyone travelling to France, Denmark and Netherlands must have a negative test result before they travel.

DfT issues COVID-19 testing guidance to hauliers

The Department for Transport (DfT) is urging commercial drivers to check before they travel, now that several European countries have introduced COVID-19 testing requirements. Anyone...
Of 520 fatalities recorded by the police in 2018 from road collisions involving a working driver/rider, 432 (83 percent) of these were other road users. Working drivers and their passengers accounted for 88 fatalities (17 percent).

New report reveals extent of driving for work crashes

A third of road deaths and a fifth of serious injuries are sustained in collisions involving a working driver or rider, according to a...
Included in the guidance is advice on car sharing, with confirmation that car sharing is permitted if it “is reasonably necessary as part of your work”.

New UK COVID-19 guidance for car sharing

The UK government’s Department for Transport has issued new guidance related to travelling during the coronavirus outbreak. Included in the guidance is advice on car...
The UK Government has published detailed guidance on its website, covering everything from licence requirements and international driving permits to new border control processes.

Brexit guidance: transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU

Haulage and commercial drivers who move goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the European Union (EU) will be subject to new...
Economic softening, combined with independent factors including lower fuel prices, brought down the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2019 by 9.3 percent to $1.65.

Report reveals cost of trucking decreased in 2019

The cost of trucking decreased last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s latest Operational Costs report. Economic softening, combined with independent factors including...
Driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention are among the top concerns, as well as – for the first time since 2005 – insurance costs.

Driver shortage and truck parking among top industry concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released its 16th Top Industry Issues report. Driver shortage, truck parking, driver...