North East England haulier Hawthorns Logistics is encouraging other operators to follow its lead and fit alcohol interlock devices to HGVs in an effort to curb concerns over drink driving. The Washington-based firm installed the interlock devices to its fleet of 28 trucks and is now working with medical tech company Draeger Safety UK to show how fleet operators can be proactive in stopping drink driving. The move follows a recent report from road safety charity PACTS, which concluded that […]
Land, sea and air freight and logistics firm Amco Services (International) has been sold in a pre-pack deal which has saved 160 jobs.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]
A haulage company whose vehicle was involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist because the driver’s vision was obscured by a table top on the dashboard has now had its licence revoked.