The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) are carrying out research into HGV operations in London, with the aim of improving the safety of HGVs, HGV drivers and other road users. As part of that research an online survey is being carried out.
The Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) programme, has launched a new toolkit to help transport managers manage, report and analyse road traffic collisions in a consistent way. Whilst it has been created for construction based operators, it is equally applicable to all types of fleet operations.
The toolkit aligns with FORS Bronze requirement O3 Incidents and Collisions – ‘fleet operators shall ensure that incidents, traffic collisions and reported near-misses are recorded, investigated and analysed, implementing actions to address any lessons learned and identified trends’.
Graham Dalton, chief executive of the Highways Agency (HA), has announced that he will step down from his position in the summer of this year.
The HA is a Department for Transport agency, and is expected to become a government-owned company if the Infrastructure Bill is passed. The Bill is currently progressing through Parliament.