The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]
The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads.
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]
Transport for London (TfL) has removed certain Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions today. TfL has previously stated that the ORN will be adjusted to meet demand throughout the Games period, for example with restrictions around Wimbledon to be lifted shortly after the Olympic tennis concludes. Leon Daniels, TfL’s MD for surface transport, says: “More alterations will follow as venues cease operation, and we’ll continue to keep Londoners and businesses, including freight, taxi and private hire drivers informed.” The alterations are: […]