Concerns are rising that transport and logistics firms are not prepared for a tide of alcohol and drug-related impairment issues, due to the impact of the pandemic on mental health. A report from medical tech company Drager Safety UK found more than half (55%) of transport firms have no policies in place to manage workplace issues caused by prescribed medication. It said that as the industry continued to face serious driver shortages, greater pressure will be applied to existing staff […]
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.
A company that failed to ensure two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely before they crashed into a parked articulated lorry and died has been fined £450,000.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) – also still known separately as the Driving Standards Agency and Vosa – has said it is not surprised that under 10% of respondents to its recent Driver CPC consultation felt the new qualification had significantly improved road safety.