Ringway Jacobs puts focus on cyclist and pedestrian safety


Ringway Jacobs has announced a partnership with Cycle Safety Shield that aims to reduce cycle and pedestrian collision with heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Measures to improve cycle safety in London


The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a series of measures designed to improve cycle safety in London.

Charging of foreign lorry drivers in UK moves a step closer


The charging of foreign hauliers in the UK has moved a step closer with the announcement that Northgate Public Services has been appointed to develop and operate the foreign operator payment system for the HGV Road User Levy.

FM Conway fits HGV fleet with cycle safety measures


FM Conway, an operator of one of the largest heavy goods vehicles fleets in London, has adapted its entire fleet to ensure all vehicles have the latest safety measures to provide further protection for cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

TfL to ban unsafe lorries from London’s roads


Transport for London (TfL) has set out plans to make lorries safer for cyclists.

HGVs recognised for safety at FM Conway


Contractor FM Conway has become one of the first UK companies to achieve certification to a major new standard for protecting road users.

Lafarge Tarmac takes leading approach over FORS accreditation


Lafarge Tarmac has become the first UK HGV fleet operator to be approved to undertake whole fleet accreditation as part of Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Foreign hauliers to pay for using UK roads


Foreign lorry drivers will be charged to use UK roads for the first time from today (1 April 2014).

Foreign hauliers comply with new levy


Thousands of foreign lorry drivers who operate in the UK have registered to pay the new HGV levy and are paying the charge.

HGV blind spot technology to be tested


Blind spot safety technology that can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be independently tested by TRL (Transport Research Laboratory).  

Speed limit for HGVs to increase


The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads will increase to 50mph next year.

Dangerous lorries could be banned from London


Dangerous lorries on the capital’s streets could be banned from next year after Transport for London (TfL) launched a new consultation.

HGV levy raises more than £17m from foreign truckers


A new HGV levy has raised more than £17 million from foreign lorry drivers – enough money to patch more than 320,000 potholes on the roads.

Speed limit increase for HGVs on dual carriageways


The speed limit for lorries travelling on dual carriageways will increase from 50mph to 60mph from 6 April 2015.

Unsafe lorries will be banned from London’s roads


Lorries without safety equipment will be banned from London’s roads in an effort to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

Rogue lorries will be banned from London


A ban on unsafe lorries in London will come into effect from 1 September 2015.

Ban on unsafe lorries comes into effect


A ban on unsafe lorries has come into effect in London from today (1 September 2015).

Driverless lorries could save industry billions, AXA research finds


Research carried out by AXA UK has found that the implementation of driverless haulage vehicles could save the industry almost £34 billion after a decade.

Unsafe lorries targeted by new partnership


The new London Freight Enforcement Partnership has been setup to take unsafe lorries off London’s streets.

LGA wants “reckless” lorry drivers to be fined by councils


The Local Government Association (LGA) wants local councils to be given the power to fine lorry drivers who career through rural communities and cause damage to country roads.

Trial leads to reduction in lorry journeys on UK roads


A pilot scheme on Britain’s roads has seen a reduction of up to 90,000 lorry journeys, leading to cleaner air and reduced congestion.

Welsh Govt considers 'limited' access to bus lanes for HGVs


Sustainable transport campaigners have voiced concern after the Welsh Government said it will consider allowing HGVs to use bus lanes in the country to ease traffic flow.

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