The DVLA has extended the time period that third parties can view a driver’s licence records via an online code from 72 hours to 21 days in a “victory for common sense”. This move has been welcomed by industry, but online licence checking still remains a contentious issue among firms needing to check multiple licences, following the abolition of the paper counterpart last month. Ian Gallagher, FTA lead on DVLA, said: “Allowing employers longer to use the code before it […]
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.
Claims that the UK supply chain is “in danger of collapsing” as a result of delivery failures and delays caused by migrants attempting to stow away in vehicles passing through Calais are “an exaggeration”, according to the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).
The Home Affairs Select Committee has been told that a significant proportion of UK exports will get delayed if customs clearance is reintroduced as a consequence of Brexit, and the government needs a “big step change” to deliver the promise of “frictionless trade”.