A lorry driver sacked from his job after he was spotted drinking and smoking outside a social club while on sick leave was unfairly dismissed, according to an employment tribunal. Colin Kane, 66, was a driver for Ryton-based surfacing and aggregates firm Debmat and had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for several years. The condition meant he had periods of absence due to ill-health and it was during one of these that he was spotted by a colleague at […]
The industry could lose over a quarter of its driver workforce during the next decade as a result of Driver CPC-related drop outs and retirement. A survey of 172 LGV drivers by recruitment agency Milestone revealed that 8% do not plan on taking Driver CPC training at all, for several reasons including expense. By region, the North East at 13% had the highest number of respondents not planning to undertake training. This is balanced against data showing 18% of drivers […]
Fleet managers have revealed that vehicle cameras and CCTV technology are cutting incident reports by almost a third and personal injury claims by almost a half.
Meachers Global Logistics said one of its drivers could have been killed after youths threw rocks at its lorry from a bridge over the M271 in Hampshire.