Designed to encourage small businesses to scrap highly polluting vans and use a greener, cleaner, electric transport option, the scheme also aims to reduce the number of vans on the road, reduce parking demand and ensure local businesses can continue operating in the current and expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone.

London’s first electric van sharing scheme launched

A shared electric van is being made available free of charge to small businesses in Brixton, London, for a 12-month trial period. Designed to encourage...

US Postal Service to deliver 28m Christmas packages per day

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) expects to deliver more than 28 million packages per day between December 16 – 21, and will average 20.5...
Transport Accident Commission data shows 42 people have been killed in crashes involving heavy vehicles on Victorian roads so far this year, compared with 28 in all of 2018.

Fatigue test trial underway in Victoria after increase in truck-related fatalities

Truck drivers and other road users are being urged to take care, following an increase in the number of deaths involving heavy vehicles on...
Wet weather, ice, snow and poor visibility are just some of the additional risk factors that drivers face. The reduction in daylight hours during winter also increases driver risk on the roads.

Winter safe driving tips (Northern Hemisphere)

Driving in winter is very different to driving at other times of year. Wet weather, ice, snow and poor visibility are just some of...
ECO Stars encourages and supports operators of HGVs, vans, buses and coaches to run their fleets more efficiently and improve local air quality.

First Welsh companies join fleet recognition scheme

A fleet recognition scheme aimed at improving local air quality has been launched in Wales. ECO Stars encourages and supports operators of HGVs, vans, buses...
As part of Specsavers’ sponsorship of Road Safety Week (18 – 24 November), the opticians is encouraging employers to take a lead role in ensuring that their drivers can see well enough to drive.

Almost half of employers think drivers’ eyesight is inadequate

Nearly half (45 percent) of employers are concerned that employees who drive during the course of their work may not have adequate eyesight to...
The Direct Vision Standard is a star system which rates HGVs over 12 tonnes from zero (lowest) to five (highest) based on how much a driver can see directly through their cab windows. HGVs will need to meet a minimum one-star rating by the time enforcement begins to enable them to operate in London, or will need to have “Safe System” measures fitted to improve the vehicle’s safety.

HGV operators have 12 months to update fleets for London travel

A “world-leading” scheme to remove the most dangerous HGVs from London’s streets has been launched. The Direct Vision Standard is a star system which rates...
The provider of nationwide secure locker networks found that, on average, engineers spend up to five hours per week picking up parts. However, the report found that less than seven in 10 decision makers claim to know how long their engineers spend per week collecting spare parts, meaning the average could be even higher.

Survey reveals engineers feel more like drivers

One in five decision makers say their staff tend to feel more like drivers than engineers, according to research by BT Final Mile. The provider...
Cyclist deaths were nine percent higher in 2017 than they were in 2008 in the U.S. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) projects that fatalities will increase by ten percent in 2018.

GHSA and Uber Eats team up for cycle safety

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has launched a new partnership with Uber Eats to promote road safety to cyclists. Cyclist deaths were nine percent...