Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The quarterly data showed that in September, 21% of employers looking to hire permanent drivers and distribution workers and 23% of those looking to recruit drivers through agencies, expected problems finding qualified staff. Across all industry’s, employers were more worried about filling driver vacancies than any other type of job, with a lack of available […]
The quiet before the storm this week – Stobart’s results are out tomorrow. Will the boardroom shenanigans of the past few months have led the management to take their eyes off the ball? Come back to MT.co.uk tomorrow to find out!
“Challenging.” That seems to the fashionable description for the tough economic times in which we find ourselves. Capital budgets are being cut to the bone – and then trimmed some more. That’s where our sister website, www.commercialmotor.com’s series of free Buyers’ Guideswill come in handy to road haulage businesses. Cutting a route through the purchasing jungle to find the shortest path to the wisest buys the independent Buyers’ Guides cover all topics – from AdBlue to yard counterbalance trucks, with more […]
Wincanton has said it doesn’t expect to be affected by the dispute between union Unite and Argos over the proposed transfer of almost 100 drivers despite managing the majority of the retailer’s transport operation.