Jack Richards & Son experienced a strong financial year during 2015, posting a 5.1% boost in turnover and a 16.7% rise in pre-tax profit. However, MD Peter Brown warned the 2016 market would likely prove more challenging to navigate as the driver shortage continued to push up wages and agency costs. “Last year was good, but this year is being more difficult with the prime reason being the driver market. This is very difficult. Wages had to increase, and rightly so, […]
Gregory Distribution has launched a recruitment drive for HGV drivers in the south west, particularly young and inexperienced applicants.
Palletways has become the first pallet network to achieve Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation for its Owned Member Depots business. FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring fleet operators in London maintain high standards, it includes the fitting of cycle-safety equipment and training as one of its components. Palletways has received bronze level accreditation across its network of owned operation sites. “We will be making full use of the accreditation and access to materials to further enhance […]
Government plans to build a £250m lorry park in Kent to prevent delays caused by Operation Stack have been criticised by the Transport Committee, which described the decision as “rushed” and called for more research into its cost and impact.