Road safety organisation Brake has urged firms to implement a zero-tolerance approach to at-work drink and drug driving, after a survey suggested fewer than half would dismiss an employee for driving when over the legal alcohol limit. The survey, carried out by Brake and driving compliance consultancy Licence Bureau, suggested that more than half of firms never test their employees for alcohol or drug use. It also showed only 44% would dismiss an employee found driving over the legal limit […]
The UK’s continuing economic anaemia has forced the road transport industry to cut its cloth in a bid to stay in business. Profits have in many cases come under unsustainable pressure as fuel prices surge, forcing operators to the wall. The current situation has also served to mask a looming driver shortage, according to Skills for Logistics (SfL). This, the sector skills council warns, presents a very real threat to operators’ ability to bounce back when the eventual upswing comes. […]
Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected.