Parcels and secure delivery firm DX Network Services has been fined £200,000 after “systemic” safety failures led to a worker losing a leg after being hit by a forklift truck. Warehouse worker Les More, 58, was hit by a forklift truck and trapped under the vehicle for an hour at the firm’s Eurocentral warehouse in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard last week that surgeons couldn’t save More’s left leg which had to be amputated above the knee. The warehouse […]
The decision of Palletways member Rase Distribution to introduce a 750kg weight limit on domestic tail-lift deliveries has once again put the question of what constitutes a safe pallet weight before the haulage sector.
The DX Group and John Menzies Distribution merger could be sealed this summer after both boards approved a revised offer that satisfies objections from a major shareholder.
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]