The Highways England funded pilot scheme also identified 5,000 overweight vehicles a month.
The CALM Driver campaign has been launched to raise awareness of van and truck drivers suffering from poor mental health.
The Government is calling on local authorities to stock up on salt and grit this winter, while bolstering Highways England’s fleet of gritters.
Barry Proctor Services is backing the Highways England call for road users to ensure they carry out simple safety checks on their vehicles and loads before any journey.
Highways England hopes to fund more free electric van trials for local businesses, after launching a scheme in West Yorkshire.
Highways England will have a new type of barrier at its disposal that can be deployed within hours to manage traffic on the M20 during periods of cross-channel disruption.
The opportunity for operators to trial electric vans for up to two months in West Yorkshire has been launched by Leeds City Council and Highways England.
Highways England is joining up with six police forces, the HSE and the DVSA to reduce incidents on the M62 between Liverpool and Hull.
Highways England has awarded a new supply contract to SsangYong, as it takes control of its fleet procurement.
Based in Thetford, Norfolk, the Dutch-owned company expects to be purchasing some 40-plus chassis per year from East Anglia Dealer Orwell Truck & Van.
Bespoke system will enable platooning of three DAF HGVs as part of £8.1 million trial, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England.
The Dartford tunnel saw its longest ever free-flow load pass through it recently when it was used to transport an enormous 41-metre-long footbridge.
Highways England and Blackwell, the earthworks contractor, have completed work on a short trial involving an autonomous dump truck (ADT) on the A14
Go Plant Fleet Services has now put more than 200 of its drivers through the Highways England Passport scheme.
The 70ft-long mobile barrier lorries were originally designed for military use to protect against roadside bombs.
Highways England is undertaking live tests of a technology that could help reduce commercial vehicles tyre failures by 75% on the country’s strategic road network (SRN).
Commercial vehicle drivers could be stopped by a Highways England Traffic Officer, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.