Researchers from King’s and Queen Mary University of London recruited 140 professional drivers from a range of different occupations working in the heart of London and asked them to carry black carbon monitors for 96 hours.

Black carbon exposure levels compared among professional drivers

Taxi drivers in London experience the highest exposures to black carbon compared to other professional drivers such as couriers, truck drivers, waste removal and...
The analysis, from the American Transportation Research Institute, showed detention times have increased, with negative impacts on driver productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation.

Truck drivers report increase in detention times

Truckers are seeing more frequent and lengthier detention times, according to new research looking at the safety and productivity impacts. The analysis, from the American...
DfT issues Brexit guidance for goods vehicle drivers

DfT issues Brexit guidance for goods vehicle drivers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued guidance describing what UK lorry and goods vehicle drivers need to do to drive professionally in the...
Throughout the week, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial vehicles throughout North America.

Commercial vehicle Brake Safety Week launches across US

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is taking place September 15-21. Throughout the week, enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on...
Nokian, the Finnish manufacturers behind the tires, say they will combine sensor-equipped smart tires with a mobile application that records the sensor data keeping the user informed.

Tires set to join the digital revolution

Tires are set to go digital with the launch of a system capable of gathering tire data to give drivers “peace of mind”. Nokian, the...
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed an update to existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers following a public consultation held last year.

Hours of service changes proposed in US

Truckers could see a change in the rules on their drive time as part of efforts to make roads safer and increase flexibility. The US...
The FTA says that efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. 

FTA expresses concern following leak of “No Deal” report

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced its concern about potential challenges facing the logistics sector in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit. In...
In October 2019 the first phase of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) begins, which will see HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London requiring a free safety permit.

New HGV safety scheme alone “will not achieve zero vehicular harm”...

The haulage industry body has urged the Mayor of London to find more effective ways of achieving zero vehicular harm in the capital. In October...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested comments on a possible pilot program to allow 18- to 20-year-old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce.

IIHS calls for more research into crash risk of young truck...

More research into the crash risk of truck drivers under age 21 should be conducted before allowing them to drive between states, according to...