Automatically treating HGV drivers found with stowaways in their vehicles as suspects in a criminal investigation is “a troubling development” amounting to an assumption of guilt, according to a transport lawyer. Chris Powell, associate solicitor at Rotheras, said a policy change by the police following the deaths of 39 migrants hidden inside a trailer in Essex would make lorry drivers’ lives more difficult as a result. Powell was commenting following confirmation by Essex Police that it had overturned the procedures […]
Haulage and logistics firm Austin Wilkinson, based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, has become the latest acquisition for EFS Global, as it continues its growth strategy across the UK.
Local roads in England and Wales are resurfaced on average once every 70 years and the repair backlog has now topped £12bn, according to a survey highlighting the scale of the problem faced by highways engineers.