A truck driver who deliberately drove in the wrong direction on the M20 in a bid to catch a ferry was jailed for 10 months this week. The jury at Canterbury Crown Court took just 39 minutes to unanimously reach a guilty verdict in the case of 25-year-old Polish national Tomasz Mista, who argued that had there been a crash it would have been other drivers’ fault because he was driving in the opposite direction “carefully”. Mista, who has been […]
Just one week after Welsh haulier Mansel Davies had its licence revoked by the traffic commissioner for falsifying maintenance records its directors have been granted a new licence to run the business under the name of MDS Distribution Limited.
The conviction of 15 drivers based at Eddie Stobart’s Teesport depot for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, has seen the company’s North Eastern O-licence cut by 140 vehicles for three-months.
The risk of being involved in a breakdown on a stretch of all-lanes running (ALR) smart motorway is 216% higher than on a standard motorway because there is no hard shoulder for drivers to move to, according to a damning new report.