Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck. A driver sustained severe foot injuries, including fractures to all toes on his left foot, while using the forklift truck at the supermarket’s Nottingham Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire store in November 2013. The driver had only been delivering in to stores for two weeks and had to have his foot reconstructed using wires. He was off work for almost six […]
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.
The RHA has confirmed it would like to see a reduced maximum pallet weight applied to tail-lift deliveries right across the road haulage sector – not just among pallet networks.