Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) will need to be completed by Class 1 commercial driver licence applicants and will exceed the minimum requirements set by the National Safety Code.

New truck driver training to improve road safety in British Columbia

Mandatory commercial truck driver training is being introduced in British Columbia (B.C.) to improve road safety. Mandatory entry-level training (MELT) will need to be completed...
The “Smart Mirror” is a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic rear view for the driver of Transit and Transit Custom vans.

Ford introduces “Smart Mirror” in vans

Vehicle manufacturer Ford is introducing a new interior mirror that helps drivers spot cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles that may be behind them, even...
ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee identified the study as a top research priority and aims to understand the opportunities and challenges of a federal system.

New research highlights realities of a national vehicle miles traveled tax

The American Transportation Research Institute has released a new report detailing the costs of deploying and operating a national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax. ATRI’s...
The organisation said 2021 was the strongest February since 1998, with 17,205 new models hitting UK roads.

Online deliveries drive increase in van sales

Registration of new UK new light commercial vehicles increased by 22 percent in February, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor...
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána has made the call as figures show that half of all HGVs inspected in roadside checks in Ireland, by RSA Vehicle Inspectors and An Garda Síochána between 2018-2020, were found to have a roadworthiness defect.

Roadside inspections in Ireland find half of HGVs have defects

Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers are being urged to carry out daily walk-around checks to look for defects on their vehicles before setting out...
While the clock change brings welcome lighter evenings, the beginning of DST is also associated with increased crash risk.

Preparing for Daylight Saving Time (DST): driver safety tips

This year Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday March 14 and in the UK and Europe on Sunday...
The 2021 Top Truck Bottleneck List measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system, using analysis, based on truck GPS data from over one million freight trucks.

Top 100 US truck bottlenecks revealed

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2021 Top Truck Bottleneck List...
The red stripes, available on Transit and Transit Custom models, are illuminated by electricity passing through a thin layer of phosphorus gas – technology already used in aeroplane cockpits and on screens for medical and military equipment.

New technology designed to help keep roadside workers safe

In an effort to protect roadside workers, Ford has developed new electronic high-visibility panels which do not rely on other light sources to be...
The guidelines outline existing hazards in the industry, such as poorly maintained bikes, fatigue and extreme weather conditions, and the actions that must be taken by delivery platforms, drivers and restaurants to mitigate the risks.

New guidelines to boost delivery driver safety in NSW

Draft guidelines have been released for industry consultation to provide better protection for workers in New South Wales (NSW) in the food delivery industry. The...