While Motortransport.co.uk did not see as many industry insolvencies or closures in 2016 as in previous years, there were still a number of high-profile cases that shocked the transport sector.
In an analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the global transport sector early this year, KPMG predicted activity would remain high in 2016 – and their forecast has proven to be spot on.
The government’s apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017. This means in just four months, companies with a payroll of £3m or more will be paying 0.5% of that cost into a pot, which UK businesses will be able to draw from for staff training.
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
Deutsche Post DHL’s purchase of UK Mail has completed, meaning the postal operator is now fully owned by the German company.
Fowler Welch has ordered 10 units of a new trailer it has designed with Cartwright, which the firms say will reduce carbon footprint by making it easier to backload the vehicles.
The DVSA has introduced a combined traffic and roadworthiness score to its OCRS system to help focus its roadside enforcement on high-risk operators.
The Birds Transport & Logistics name, some assets and business, are believed to have been sold to HLD Group-owned Widdowson Logistics.
Wincanton has secured a four-year contract to provide support at two new DCs for furniture and homeware retailer Ikea.
The RAC has introduced a truck rescue patrol vehicle with plans for more in 2017.