Two companies have been fined after an HGV driver fractured one of his neck vertebrae when pallets were being unloaded from his vehicle. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how the delivery driver, an employee of Brighouse Pallet Services, was struck by one or two falling pallets whilst they were being unloaded by a fork-lift truck (FLT) operator at Seal It Services’ premises in Elland, West Yorkshire. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that both companies failed in […]
Meachers Global Logistics said one of its drivers could have been killed after youths threw rocks at its lorry from a bridge over the M271 in Hampshire.
Transport industry business groups have demanded that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises.
An HGV driver who abandoned his unhitched trailer on a roundabout to buy alcohol at a supermarket has been jailed.