The small-scale observational study, carried out on behalf of the Association of French Motorway Companies (ASFA), found on average drivers used their telephone ten times per hour while driving, for an average duration of use of 32 seconds.

Study shows lorry drivers spent 9% of driving time on the...

Lorry drivers spent an average of nine per cent of driving time using their mobile phone, according to a new study. The small-scale observational study,...
The research, originally published in 2005 with updates in 2011 and 2018, designed and tested a predictive model that identified statistically significant relationships between truck driver safety behaviors and future crash probability.

Study shows the truck driver behaviour that can increase crash risk

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the 2022 update to its well-known Predicting Truck Crash Involvement research. The research, originally published in 2005...
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with An Garda Síochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA), came together to highlight the importance of roadworthy tyres as part of Tyre Safety Day, held earlier this month.

Correctly inflated tyres can cut costs and improve safety for businesses

Businesses are being urged to ensure company vehicles have correctly inflated tyres to improve safety and save money. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) together with...
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the new system would help operators and drivers carry out their work safely.

New system to help improve heavy vehicle safety

Registered heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales (NSW) can now access their drivers' demerit points balance, as long as they have their consent. Minister...
Chairman of the Association, Paul Hollick, said feedback from across its membership showed that serious problems were persisting and causing increasing operational disruption.

New car supply issues ‘worsening’ for some fleets

The new car supply situation for some fleets is worsening and remains extremely patchy for almost all, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals...
Paul Hollick, chair at the industry body, said that there was often an assumption that drivers would just know how to use their domestic charger – one that was frequently proven wrong.

Call for more practical advice to help fleet drivers get the...

Company car and van drivers need to be given practical advice on home charging, according to the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP). Paul Hollick, chair...
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) researchers partnered with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and GeoStabilization International to deploy their technology system along US Route 23 during May 23 -25.

Smart work zone technology trialled

A smart work zone technology system designed to protect roadside workers and motorists has been trialled in Wise, Virginia. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) researchers...
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released a new report that analyzes the environmental impacts of zero-emission trucks (ZET).

New report highlights ‘marginal environmental benefits’ of zero-emission trucks

Zero-emission trucks only have a 30 percent decrease in CO2 emissions when compared to a standard diesel truck, according to a new study. The American...
The campaign, aimed at increasing public safety and awareness around rail level crossings in the metropolitan area, had previously only happened in regional New South Wales.

Police operation aims to increase safety around rail level crossings in...

A police operation to ensure drivers obey the rules at level crossings has been held for the first time in Sydney. The campaign, aimed at...