Truck­ers on ‘safer cy­cle’ course

Accrington Observer - - OBITUARIES -

A FIRM’S truck driv­ers have com­pleted a Safe Ur­ban Driv­ing Course de­signed to pro­tect cy­clists on the roads.

Staff at haulage and ware­hous­ing firm McMur­rays, based in Church, have taken part in two safety schemes.

The firm has been pre­sented with the Fleet Op­er­a­tor Recog­ni­tion Scheme (FORS) Sil­ver award af­ter their driv­ers and ve­hi­cles achieved cer­tain re­quire­ments.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David McMur­ray said: “With over 348 col­li­sions be­tween HGVs and cy­clists in 2015 alone, with 99 of those peo­ple se­ri­ously in­jured or killed, we are keen to do every­thing we can to in­vest in road safety and the pro­tec­tion of cy­clists.

“Hav­ing au­di­ble warn­ing sys­tems and blind spot min­imi­sa­tion de­vices, as re­quired to gain the Sil­ver ac­cred­i­ta­tion, re­duces the risk of th­ese ac­ci­dents hap­pen­ing as well. We’re proud of our hard work and of all the staff here at McMur­rays.”

McMur­rays said they have also in­vested more than £500,000 up­grad­ing its ve­hi­cles, has in­tro­duced new trucks from Sca­nia and DAF and a brick trailer to im­prove ser­vice re­li­a­bil­ity for its cus­tomers.

Si­mon Tucker, op­er­a­tions direc­tor at McMur­rays Haulage Ltd

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