The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require. The Taylor review calls for a shake-up of the inequality between employed and self-employed workers. It suggests the categorisation of worker be replaced with “dependent contractors” – those who rely long term on zero-hour contracts or agency work. FTA’s Head of Skills Campaigning […]
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport will call for an extension to the student loans system and cheaper insurance for young drivers to address the HGV driver shortage in its first skills report, MT can reveal.
Throughout the year, Motortransport.co.uk has bought you the biggest news in the road transport industry. Here we bring you the top 10 most read stories of 2012: 10. Stobart Group in for Autologic with £12.4m cash offer June saw Stobart make its offer for the car transporter firm, which valued Autologic at £12.4m. The deal made Stobart the largest car transporter haulier in the UK. 9. Hermes opens Coventry and Carlisle depots 2012 was a year of expansion for Hermes […]
Royal Mail has revealed that fuel costs for its fleet of 37,000 light and heavy commercial vehicles are at a record high, pushing it to introduce a fuel surcharge for the first time.