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 […]
A legal bid by Glasgow City Council to recover more than £6.5m from a former employer of a bin lorry driver who blacked out at the wheel and killed six people has failed.
The industry has given a mixed reaction to new data suggesting nearly a third of the UK’s hauliers are at risk of imminent collapse due to record diesel prices and rapidly rising driver wages.
As 2014 draws to a close, MT.co.uk looks back at the stories you wanted to read. There were shocks, surprises and startling revalations galore in the road transport industry, but what were the ten stories that attracted the most attention? Here’s a clue: Seafield, Stobart and shortages dominated…