The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has begun a vehicle load security pilot in the north of England. Usually, inspectors only check loads when faced with signs of risk; for example, if curtains are bulging.
Transport authorities' decision to target load security a few years ago has led to more roadside prohibitions.
Kevin Swallow asks if mandatory ADR-style training would solve the issue.
Northumberland-based haulier had its operator's licence curtailed for three months in 2016 for repeated load security issues.