Blameless for wheel loss
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• A Crown Court judge has ruled that a Lancashire haulier, whose wellmaintained trailer shed two wheels, one of which hit an oncoming vehicle, was "totally blameless". The court quashed fines of more than £1,000 on the driver and the company, Barnes & Tipping, revoking the driver's licence endorsement. B&T managing director John Wood, who says his business suffered following the initial court decision in December, is convinced wheel loss is a design problem.
El To support CM's Wheel Loss Campaign make cheques payable to Commercial Motor Wheels Fund, and send donations to Commercial Motor, Room 403, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey.