Manchester Dairy has been prosecuted by the DVSA for deliberately overloading its vans while delivering Freshways milk when only a truck was capable of safely and legally carrying the heavy cargo. The company admitted the offences at Coventry Magistrates Court on 9 December and was ordered to pay nearly £34,000. Manchester Dairy used the 3.5-tonne vans to deliver milk to major high-street coffee shops and other retail outlets, thereby circumventing the operator licencing rules which regulate the use of commercial […]
The DfT has confirmed that trucks using equipment designed to cut their emissions, such as aerodynamic flaps, will soon be allowed to run up to a GVW of 45 tonnes.
Non-GB registered HGV drivers speeding on the A55 were stopped and handed on-the-spot fines after the public raised concerns about their behaviour.
Logistics UK said it was “extremely concerned” at moves by the government to fine HGV drivers who enter Kent without a negative Covid-19 test.