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. It has applied a 2.5% fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels services to bring it more in line with competitors, which it said is “considerably lower” than other carriers’ charges. A Royal Mail spokesman told MT: “The price of fuel is a major element of […]
The boss of Hermes UK has said he is both proud and excited about a ground-breaking deal with the GMB union, which will give self-employed couriers access to holiday pay as well as guaranteed earnings.
The RHA has warned that heavy reliance on overseas HGV drivers poses a risk to the long-term resilience of the UK road transport sector, and takes money out of the UK economy.
TNT Post is to offer LGV driver training courses, including Driver CPC modules, at a number of sites across the UK. DSA-approved Driver CPC courses will be conducted at training centres nationwide, along with LGV driver training, legal, digital tachograph, safety, customer service and fuel-related courses. It has also launched a commercial driver training department and commercial vehicle workshop at its Rugby depot. Head of transport Dean Hulse said: “Regardless of operation size, the high quality and innovative solutions TNT […]