A Scottish transport company is threatening to move its business south of the border after the council claimed it had been operating illegally for four years. Chilled and ambient haulier JHP Transport in Rigside, south west Scotland, told motortransport.co.uk it would move its 130-strong workforce and 31 HGVs if South Lanarkshire Council did not see sense and grant it retrospective planning permission. Problems began when the council discovered that the company had not applied for a change in use of […]
The Scottish Government has not made a decision yet as to whether to introduce a “zero tolerance” drink drive limit for LGV drivers. It came as Holyrood reiterated its desire to reduce the general drink-drive limit from the current UK standard of 80mg per 100ml of blood to 50mg, after the granting of new powers by Westminster. A spokesman for the Scottish Government told MT it intends to launch a consultation later this year, with any changes to legislation likely […]
The Forth Road Bridge will not fully reopen to HGV traffic until mid-March, according to Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay.
Abacus Transport has re-joined The Hazchem Network just months after leaving.