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• Petrol tankers could fa quarterly inspection test European Community transport ministers adop proposed Directive contri ling the emission of Volai Organic Compounds dur refuelling.
• Tipper rates in the Noi West have increased by 1 this year, according to Rc Haulage Association nati al tipping service manag Kerry Spencer.
• The 1,100 employees o the Leyland-based LD trt assembly plant have una mously voted to back ad negotiated between mars meat and trade unions in support of the manage= buyout team, says its lea John Gilchrist.
• Two drivers have been charged in connection wi 30kg of heroin hidden on truck bringing in fresh flowers from the Hook of Holland. Johannes Aertst and Arjan van Veen have been remanded in custod for a week.
II The City tipper truckbomb investigation unit I been deluged with calls offering information, say City of London police. In they have received so ma calls that officers have no yet had time to follow the all up.
• The Road Haulage Association's national tipping service is to pubh a series of tipper safety instructions, including a warning not to leave the vehicle while tipping or engage a power take-off while the vehicle is in geE
• All accidents resulting drivers being off work foi more than three days she be reported to the Health Safety Executive, which] launched a campaign to encourage safer manual handling of loads.