Truckers on ‘safer cycle’ course
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