A deputy traffic commissioner has ordered that the owner of a haulage firm whose vehicle crashed through a central reservation and killed two men should never be allowed to operate HGVs again in the UK. DTC Mark Hinchliffe said “a message has to go out” to the industry that firms and directors who secretly or illicitly acquire and abuse operator licences will result in “firm and resolute action”. Last week, haulage boss Michael Holgate was jailed for 15 years for […]
A dentist couple in Hampshire have put a smile on the faces of parents and children by launching a mobile orthodontist service – using a 7.5-tonne Isuzu truck.
Trade associations have cautioned against adding further complexity into the London supply chain, after TfL went live with its latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) consultation.
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]