A furniture manufacturer and restricted licence operator has been fined £100,000 after a delivery driver at its haulage yard was struck by a reversing HGV. The visiting contractor driver had parked at Belfield Furnishings’ yard in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and pulled open the trailer curtains for a company employee to load the vehicle. As he tightened the straps to secure the load, another contractor vehicle entered the yard and struck the driver as it reversed into position. Derbyshire Magistrates Court heard […]
Hauliers have seen a 37% reduction in unsafe driving behaviours and a 6% increase in miles per gallon (MPG) during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to telematics specialist Microlise.
HGV driver jailed for seven years after placing bets on phone moments before crashing into father of four
A lorry driver who was placing bets on his mobile phone moments before his truck ploughed into a father of four, at 56 mph, has been jailed.
Northamptonshire-based Panther Logistics is continuing its run of new contract wins after being selected by online retailer Cult Furniture to be its sole delivery partner.