Civil engineering firm Kier has been fined more than £4.4m after a digger used to load a truck hit overhead powerlines which landed on the M6 in the path of passing vehicles. An HSE investigation also found that in another incident a lorry was hit by an overhead cable brought down by the Kier workers. […]
The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) is urging hauliers to take action to prevent cargo theft after more than 900 notifications of freight crime were recorded in the first three months of 2021, with angle grinders used for the first time ever to break into metal sided trailers.
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, […]