Driver pleads guilty to truck deaths

Truck driver Maurice Robinson has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to after 39 Vietnamese nationals were discovered dead in his in a refrigerated trailer on 23 October in Grays, Essex. Their bodies were discovered at an industrial estate soon after the vehicle arrived in the UK on a ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium. At the same hearing, co-defendant Gheorghe Nica, 43, denied 39 counts of manslaughter. [+]

IRU publishes safety guidelines

The IRU has published new international guidelines to reduce the number of people injured and to minimise transport disruptions resulting from load related incidents in the workplace and on the road. “Safe and Efficient Goods Reception for Road Freight” sets out standards on safe loading and unloading practices, the guidelines ... [+]

French Ecotaxe postponed indefinitely – updated***

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced that plans to introduce the 'Ecotaxe' electronic truck toll across France will be suspended indefinitely. He said more time was needed for discussions with the industry and with outlying regions of the country such as Britanny that could be adversely affected. There had been ... [+]

Mundo takes on FESCO agency

Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as UK agent for FESCO North West Europe, part of the FESCO Transportation Group, one of the largest operators in Russia and CIS. The range of maritime, rail and road transport services includes a weekly service from all main UK ports to St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, ... [+]

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