Tag Archives: HGV

Truck driver given suspended sentence for M20 bridge crash

A truck driver who crashed into a bridge on the M20, causing it to collapse has been given a suspended jail sentence. The incident happened in September 2016 when a digger on the back of Alan Austen’s HGV struck a footbridge, which then collapsed. The crash injured a motorcyclist and caused more than £1 million worth of damage. Austen, 64, …

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Big Lorry Blog: Check your nuts!

Wheel nuts, that is. While checks are part and parcel of the driver’s life, the wheel nuts can easily be overlooked – but shouldn’t be. A reminder of how important this is comes from Mike Ponsonby. He recounts a tale from July 2010, when, stopped at the traffic lights on the slip road off the M5 Junction 1 for West …

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A75 HGV safety scheme scoops top industry award

A scheme that uses smart road signs with the aim of reducing the disproportionate number of HGV accidents on the A75 through Dumfries and Galloway has scooped the Road Safety Scheme of the Year award at the Highways Awards. Scotland TranServ, alongside Transport Scotland, Clearview Intelligence and Coeval lifted the prize at the Lancaster Hotel in London for their Vehicle …

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Haulage firm fined after driver dies in incident

Essex-based road haulage firm YCT Ltd has been fined £170,000 after a driver died after being crushed between two articulated vehicles. Southend Magistrates Court heard how the unnamed HGV driver, employed by YCT suffered fatal injuries when his vehicle rolled forward out of control while he was coupling the HGV tractor unit to a trailer. An investigation by the Health …

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