Cemex UK subsidiary Procon Readymix has installed Wheely-Safe tyre safety technology on two of its 32-tonne DAF multi-wheelers with plans to extend the roll-out to all of its 18-strong fleet this year. The Wheely-Safe kit combines a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a wheel loss sensor and a brake temperature sensing system with walk-around checkers to help drivers complete daily inspections. Christian Vale, operations manager at Procon Readymix, said: “So far we’ve been very impressed. The Wheely-Safe kits were easy […]
Wincanton is trialling four low-level access tankers that is says will improve driver safety, and boost both its environmental credentials and vehicle utilisation. The “game changer” side manway design, which has been developed with manufacturer Feldbinder, provides side access to the silo tanker. Wincanton said the design combines the benefits of both tipping and silo tanks by reducing the potential dangers, while also offering around a 5% payload benefit compared to tipping tanks. Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “The […]
Yusen Logistics (UK) has been fined £11,000 after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at the firm’s site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.
An uninsured HGV driver whose licence had been revoked has been jailed for more than three years after his vehicle struck and killed a cyclist in Derby.