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 […]
Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested.
New business, better marketing and an emphasis on streamlining appear to have paid off for Cumbrian firm Stalkers Transport Services, which posted a pre-tax profit of just under £35,000 for the year to 30 September after two years of heavy losses. Turnover fell from £6.7m in the previous financial year to £5.7m, but it made a profit compared to a loss of nearly £125,000 the previous financial year and an even more hefty loss of nearly £290,000 the year before […]
Twelve former drivers at North Cumbria haulage firm Ross International have had their HGV licences revoked after they used various devices to falsify their driving records. After driver conduct hearings in Carlisle, Glasgow and Warrington, traffic commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken and deputy TCs for the North West of England, Patrick Mulvenna and Simon Evans, disqualified the drivers – all from the north of England and Scotland – for between nine and 18 months A joint investigation by DVSA and […]