Workers have been wearing the devices tied around their waists which sets off a buzzer in their safety helmets if someone gets too close.

Highways England uses waistbands to enable social distancing

Highways England has been able to carry out essential maintenance and press ahead with major road improvement schemes by using creative ways to maintain...
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus.

MOT tests mandatory from August

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were...
With the UK Government lifting restrictions and encouraging those who can’t work from home to return to work, Highways England says drivers should check tyres, engine oil, water, lights and fuel levels before setting out on any journeys.

Basic vehicle-check tips for returning drivers

Drivers in England are being urged to carry out a five-point check on their vehicles if they are using them for the first time...
The “social distancing in vehicles” advice applies to those who usually travel with colleagues for work purposes.

Social distancing when travelling with colleagues

The UK Government has published guidance to help those who drive for work maintain social distancing where possible. The “social distancing in vehicles” advice...
Before a driver or delivery person can go online, they will be asked to confirm, via a new Go Online Checklist, that they’ve taken certain safety measures and are wearing a mask or face cover. The new technology will verify if the driver is wearing a mask by asking them to take a selfie. After the driver has been verified as wearing a mask, the rider will be informed via an in-app message.

Face masks compulsory for Uber drivers and riders

As cities reopen and people start moving again, Uber has launched new safety features: Go Online Checklist and Mask Verification. Before a driver or delivery...
The guide provides guidance for walking, cycling, using private vehicles (for example cars and vans), and travelling by taxis and public transport (for example trains, buses, coaches and ferries).

UK Government publishes passenger transport guidance

The UK Government has published a new guide to help people understand how to travel safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in England. The guide...
Uber Medics will enable all 1.2m NHS staff, as well as everyone working in care homes in England and Wales, to access a 25 percent discount on trips, funded by Uber.

Uber Medics provides discounted trips for NHS workers

Uber has announced it is offering discounted trips to NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis. Uber Medics will enable all 1.2m NHS staff, as well...
Figures from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) looked at truck activity across six states from February 9 through to the week ending April 18, by converting its real-time truck GPS dataset into a truck activity index.

COVID-19 impacts on trucking activity in the USA revealed

New data has been released showing how COVID-19 has impacted the trucking industry. Figures from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) looked at truck activity...
Installation of the additional portable toilets has already begun, with completion over the coming weeks to provide more options for commercial drivers.

More portable toilets installed for at-work drivers

The Government of British Columbia (B.C.) is funding the installation of portable toilets at several commercial vehicle pull-outs, inspection stations and chain-up locations throughout...