How CLOCS are improving standards in the Construction Industry


Construction Logistics and Community Safety What is CLOCS? CLOCS is a body who has developed the operating standards for construction logistics in the UK. Their standards have been adopted by both contractors and companies nationwide. Their standards are formed of eleven separate standards, codes of practice and policies relating...

 

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How CCTV can solve problems for Waste Management Vehicles


Waste Management vehicles play a huge part in the UK’s economy – with the difficult job of accessing and navigating narrow streets as well as tight work sights and urban environments. Not only do they pose a hazard to the surrounding area, but they must also operate in environments...

 

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How Cameras can be valuable for Coach Operators


Back in August, ACSS released and article on how the Dashboard Camera (Dash-Cam) is the perfect tool for fleet operators. Over the past ten years, the number of dash-cams used in vehicles has risen in the UK, as many road-users find them useful to protect themselves in incidents and...

 

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Autonomous Vehicles to shake up the Haulage industry


What are Autonomous vehicles? Autonomous vehicles are ‘intelligent’ vehicles capable of communicating with other vehicles around them and using technology to make driving both safer and easier. These are not just self-driving vehicles, but encompass a range of technology to read traffic and communicate with other vehicles to prevent...

 

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The evolution of modern commercial vehicles


Commercial vehicles have been a topic of discussion a lot in recent years. There are rising concerns over the safety of our roads and pollution levels in cities are rising – which has often resulted in blame being directed at the commercial vehicle industries. But are these accusations correctly...

 

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How FORS are changing standards in the Transport Industry


The Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme What is FORS? The Fleet Operators Recognitions Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme which promotes higher operating standards amongst commercial vehicle operators. It currently has over 4,600 members from many areas of the transport industry. It provides guidelines for all aspects of safety, efficiency...

 

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How Safety Accessories could be the Answer to Road Safety Incidents


The number of cyclists and pedestrian commuters on the rise – and with it, the number of incidents occurring on roads. Unfortunately, the transport industry is experiencing an unfavourable increase in the proportion of incidents involving their vehicles. With all road transport comes a risk to the more vulnerable...

 

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Freight in the City Expo Returns in 2017


Freight in the City will be returning for the third time, as its annual expo takes place at Alexandra Palace this year. Bigger than ever, this year the exhibition moves into the great hall as more equipment, vehicles and innovative technology makes its appearance as the expo. Freight in...

 

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How technology is changing safety in the bus and coach industry


 Passenger vehicles such as buses and coaches play a large role in everyday life for commuters and tourists. Vehicle safety and security are of upmost importance, due to the activity of transporting the most precious of cargos – people. The companies driven by rigorous standards and who offer first-class...

 

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Uber London Ban to Set Precedent for Commercial Vehicle Companies


On Friday 22nd September, Transport for London announced that Uber London Ltd will not have its Private Hire License Renewed after September 30th. Uber is expected to appeal the decision, and will be allowed to continue operating until the appeal process is finished. The decision by TfL concluded Uber...

 

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