A Devon tipper lorry driver died after he was electrocuted when the hydraulic arm of his vehicle came into contact with an overhead powerline. VB Farms LLP has now been fined £60,000 following the death of 43-year-old Patrick ‘Paddy’ Rice in May 2021. Rice, who was employed by Langford Plant Hire, was delivering stone that […]
A coroner has raised concerns about the dangers of coupling and uncoupling trailers to tractor cabs after an HGV driver died in a rollaway incident in Widnes. Cheshire’s assistant coroner Charlotte Keighley has written to haulage and warehousing firm 3D Trans demanding it takes action to prevent future deaths following the incident in November 2021 […]
Highways England’s attempts to improve safety on smart motorways has stepped up a notch with the launch of a campaign explaining what to do if your vehicle breaks down.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said […]