Compliance levels in Northern Ireland have continued to improve, the latest figures from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) show. According to the DVA’s latest compliance survey, 640 goods vehicles over 3.5 tonne GVW were examined in random roadside checks in Northern Ireland in 2013-2014 with just 20% (128) being issued with a prosecution, prohibition or fixed penalty notice as a result of a roadworthiness defect or traffic offence. This rate of non-compliance compares favourably with previous years, in particular […]
DHL Consumer Bawtry has awarded a contract for the management of both its temporary and permanent staffing requirements to recruitment specialist Milestone. The contract, worth approximately £8m a year, will see Milestone manage LGV drivers, fork lift truck drivers, warehouse operatives and administrative staff at Bawtry, Europe’s single largest multi-user warehousing and distribution site. Milestone has located ten of its specialist staff onsite to recruit, train and manage over 400 temporary workers that are required daily by the largest single employer in the Doncaster area. Adam Thompson, joint founder of Milestone, […]
A company that failed to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely before they crashed into a parked articulated lorry and died has been fined £450,000.
BP says it is “disappointed” that the Unite union’s tanker driver members have voted in favour of industrial action over safety, training and terms and conditions. The company says that it, along with other fuel distribution companies, has been working with Unite since 2010 to discuss the union’s proposal to form an industry wide bargaining forum. A spokesman for BP says: “Despite the fact that joint working groups have been established and discussions are still on-going, Unite has decided to go […]