Pallet network hauliers need to urgently campaign for pallet weight guidance to protect their staff from harm and themselves from prosecution, Rase Distribution chairman Geoff Hill warned this week. His warning follows the news that Reason Transport indicated a plea of guilty to charges in connection with the death of HGV driver Petru Pop at its hearing on 28 August at High Wycombe Magistrates Court. Pop was crushed to death as he was trying to unload a pallet of tiles […]
Pembrokeshire haulier Mansel Davies and Son has been hit with a record £380,000 fine with £120,000 costs for forging lorry maintenance records.
Miniclipper Logistics is leaving Pall-Ex after more than 15 years with the network to join rival Palletline. The Leighton Buzzard-based firm was one of the founding members of Pall-Ex went it launched in 1996. Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper, tells MT.co.uk that it wasn’t an easy decision to make. “Periodically, every two years we would review our position and look at other networks, but last summer there were one or two service issues and we also wanted to be […]
Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck.