A haulage company whose vehicle was involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist because the driver’s vision was obscured by a table top on the dashboard has now had its licence revoked. Traffic commissioner Nick Denton said S&J Transport had known for many months before the crash in Birmingham that drivers were obscuring their windscreens with satnavs and toys, but had failed to do anything about it. On 9 October 2017, a lorry driven by Robert Bradbury hit cyclist […]
For hauliers who have been obliged to suspend or severely cut back on their operations because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a return to work probably cannot come soon enough. But as Jonathon Backhouse of Backhouse Jones solicitors told motortransport.co.uk, operators need to be aware of possible pitfalls in resuming their operations.
UPS, DFDS Logistics and GeoPost were one of 13 firms and a driver collectively fined more than £13,000 this summer after breaching the weight restriction on Bradford-on-Avon’s town bridge.
Canute Group, which is due to shut its doors this week (21 December), was unable to demonstrate financial standing, MT can now reveal.