The UK’s continuing economic anaemia has forced the road transport industry to cut its cloth in a bid to stay in business. Profits have in many cases come under unsustainable pressure as fuel prices surge, forcing operators to the wall. The current situation has also served to mask a looming driver shortage, according to Skills for Logistics (SfL). This, the sector skills council warns, presents a very real threat to operators’ ability to bounce back when the eventual upswing comes. […]
Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pressed chancellor George Osborne to reconsider making a training fund available for the industry, after hopes were dashed in the Autumn Statement last week.