New regulations for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will make the Isle of Man's roads "safer", the chair of the Road Transport Licensing Committee (RTLC) has said.
The new rules will require haulage firms to carry out daily visual checks of their vehicles, and keep strict maintenance records.
On-island HGV operators will also have to formally register with the RTLC.
The new regulations will be phased in from 1 January 2019.
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