The new three-way agreement with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is a 10-point package of safety regulations including: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, regular validation of vehicle and driver safety information and new commercial driver license requirements for limousine drivers.

Limousine safety bill agreed after “horrific crashes”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new package of safety measures for limousines drivers in wake of a crash which killed 20...
IAM RoadSmart says there is “a worrying lack of progress” in driving down the number of work-related traffic incidents in its latest white paper, “The Role of Business Drivers.”

Charity highlights “lack of progress” in tackling work-related crashes

A road safety charity has called for urgent action to reduce the number of people killed or injured in collisions involving drivers working or...
Aimed at employers and fleet/ road safety professionals, the webinar will take place on Tuesday 28 January, 2-3pm GMT.

Bad weather webinar for fleets

Brake, the road safety charity’s Global Fleet Champions campaign is hosting a free webinar about driving in adverse weather conditions. Aimed at employers and fleet/...
According to the review, over the past year LERS members achieved a four percent reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decreased their average kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per vehicle km to 0.72, from 0.75 in 2017 and 2016.

FTA releases Logistics Emissions Review

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has released its 2019 Logistics Emissions Review, which includes the latest results of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS),...
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...