News

  • 1 in 5 new drivers crash withing their first year

    Because of the statistics that 20% of new drivers have an accident within their first year of driving the Department of Transport has announced that it is looking into graduated driver licensing or a similar scheme. It could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, no night driving for a period, […]

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  • Lorries at sea

    Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MIAB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries. This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had to be freed by emergency services. International regulations […]

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  • RIDDOR changes

    Changes to the reporting procedure for RIDDOR changed 1 October 2013, but the forms are in the midst of change now. The law requires employers and other people in control of work premises must report and keep records of: work related accidents which cause death; work related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries); diagnosed […]

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  • Stamp out ‘Hate Crime’

    Hate Crime is a criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a persons race, religion,belief, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender. Exeter Citizen paper confirm that Exeter has recognised as being a open and welcoming city and this is […]

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  • Which new truck is ahead in the market?

    Interesting statistics have been released in the sale of new trucks. The Transport operator news states the UK’s truck market fell by over 4% in 2018. Rigid trucks fell sharply driving the rigid sector down by 6.7%, although there was some growth in the rigid market for tippers, flat beds and skip-loaders. The market leader […]

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