Logistics UK has launched its Compliance Report 2022, which examines the extent to which the road freight sector has refocussed and reset after the peak of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report, which can be downloaded here, demonstrates where the pandemic’s impacts continue and notes aspects where operators may need additional support to protect the integrity of the supply chain.
Highlighted in the report is the increase in defects recorded for “Condition of tyres” since changes made to the MOT standards in Feb 2021, now making this the number one fail item for HGVs. As a result, Logistics UK has published a further guide to tyre husbandry which aims to provide a simple guide about tyres markings and condition, plus tips on how to check tyres effectively.
Sarah Watkins, Deputy Director – Policy Information, comments: “We are thrilled to be launching our second Compliance Report; a useful tool for operators to compare their operations against the wider industry.
“In the view of Logistics UK, compliance and road safety must always remain a top priority and we are urging operators to ensure drivers are completing daily walk-around checks effectively, and any defects are reported and resolved in line with company policy and DVSA road safety standards. Therefore, we have also published our Vehicle in-service standards – driver defect reporting and rectification guidance which we hope will provide some help to Transport Managers, drivers and others involved in transport.”
Information contained within the report is sourced from official statistics as well as data received from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Logistics UK has analysed figures related to operator licensing, commercial fleet sizes, vehicle licensing, annual HGV test compliance and roadside roadworthiness to provide a detailed overview of the HGV compliance landscape in the UK.
The report also incorporates the findings of the annual Logistics UK Transport Manager Survey which examines prevailing trends impacting the professional transport manager.