The administrator for West of Scotland Heavy Haulage has confirmed that the company is currently being investigated by Police Scotland. The Cumbernauld business entered administration in October 2017 after the police withdrew its escort service, preventing the wind turbine transport firm from completing its contracts. It quickly experienced cash flow difficulties and the company was unable to continue trading. The subsequent closure led to 21 staff being made redundant, with two staff retained to assist with the administration process. West […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.
Müller Milk and Ingredients has confirmed it is to shut its dairies in East Kilbride and Aberdeen after a review of the business found the sites were operating “well below capacity”.
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]