EU-WIDE NATIONAL HAULIER REGISTERS WILL REDUCE FOREIGN DRIVER ACCIDENTS SAYS FTA

BY KEITH NUTHALL THE FREIGHT Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the approval by the European Parliament of a law mandating national electronic registers of road haulage businesses, which the FTA says will help reduce accidents involving foreign drivers. At present, the association's head of road freight and enforcement policy Joan Williams, told Motor Transport, police and other law enforcement officers cannot target foreign vehicles most likely to have tired drivers and poor maintenance. At present, only random roadside spotchecks are possible: "We ...


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