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Motor Transport Power Players: 9 – David Hunt

January 3, 2016 Peter Steele

9) David Hunt Title: vice-president and managing director at Ryder Europe With some 12,500 truck assets on its books Ryder remains the largest truck rental firm in the UK – which means it’s one of the biggest truck buyers as well as one of the biggest truck suppliers in the UK.

Compliance & legislation

Sheriff makes recomendations after Glasgow bin lorry tragedy – part 2

January 2, 2016 Emma Shone

This is part two of two of an article that originally appeared in Freight in the City’s sister publication, Commercial Motor. Why not subscribe and get 12 issues for just £12? The recommendation that non-driver crew members should be given basic training in how to stop a refuse truck in an emergency, aimed not just at Glasgow City Council but at local authorities across the UK, will happen in Glasgow according to the council’s spokesman. “We only got the recommendation […]

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Motor Transport Power Players: 10 – Dwain McDonald

January 2, 2016 Peter Steele

10) Dwain McDonald Title: Chief executive, DPDgroup UK Five MT Awards in one night? Only McDonald has managed that. He might not like us saying it, but McDonald has led the biggest success story in UK road transport in not just the past year, but the past decade.

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Motor Transport Power Players: 11 – Violeta Bulc

January 1, 2016 Peter Steele

11) Violeta Bulc Title: European Commissioner for Transport Slovenian Bulc was described by the press as “not your average commissioner” – she has studied as a shaman and is a trained fire-walker and wrote a blog about her interest in positive energy forces. That to one side… she’s the most influential power when it comes to transport in Brussels.

Compliance & legislation

Sheriff makes recomendations after Glasgow bin lorry tragedy – part 1

January 1, 2016 Emma Shone

Aside from the six lives lost in the Glasgow bin lorry accident, perhaps the saddest fact is that, according to the results of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the tragedy, it could quite possibly have been avoided. In the report on the five-week inquiry, released last month (December 2015), sheriff John Beckett QC placed the majority of the responsibility for the accident on driver Harry Clarke’s decision to cover up his history of blackouts. Clarke, the report said, “repeatedly […]