A lorry driver who crashed into a Canadian millionaire taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally told a jury he did not think tapping a mobile phone to make a call while driving was illegal. Michael Black, 52, was driving his tipper lorry in the third lane of the M23 southbound when his truck smashed into the back of a 1903 Knox car, killing the driver, 80-year-old Ronald Carey. Carey and his wife Billi had taken a […]
Increasing the speed limit of HGVs to 60mph has had no impact on safety, according to a government report.
In the latest issue of Motor Transport, Lesley O’Brien, a director with Freightlink Europe, suggests the time has come for the government to regulate driver agencies to raise standards. The call follows substantial rises in agency rates, driven up by the driver shortage crisis, the IR35 tax reform and the introduction of pay parity last year. Here, leading figures from the transport and logistics sector give their reaction…