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Author Fleet News More than one in seven (15%) drivers, who use a sat-nav, admit making risky manoeuvres to correct mistakes when following sat-nav instructions, research suggests. The survey by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line also found that one in 14 (7%) drivers have had […]

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Belgium may ban normal weekend rests in the cab

FEBETRA, the Belgian Road Hauliers Association, has advised that, with effect from 21 June, Belgium intends to enforce a prohibition whereby drivers may not take normal weekend rest in the cab on Belgian soil. Any driver taking a normal weekend rest in the cab will face a […]

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DfT consults on proposals to make historical drivers’ hours offences subject to fixed penalty notices.

  Proposals announced to issue penalties to hauliers who fail to pay the HGV levy or drive for longer than the law allows.   Foreign truckers who drive tired and put other drivers’ lives at risk will be given on-the-spot fines under proposals launched by Roads Minister […]

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Crash for cash’ gangs ‘target van drivers

‘Crash for cash’ gangs ‘target van drivers who are too busy to challenge them’ as insurance claims soar by 51% in a year   A third of all deliberate accidents involved vans last year Aviva currently has 6,000 suspicious injury claims linked to fraud rings Bogus claims […]

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