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 […]
The administrator of Stanian Transport said the company has about 70 lorries participating in a legal claim for compensation from truck manufacturers involved in a price-fixing cartel.
The transportation and storage industry had a rate of fatal injury around twice the average across all industries, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Yodel drivers in Northern Ireland are no longer allowed to take their vans home after their shifts, in a move condemned by the GMB union, which said it increased the risk of cross contamination.