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 […]
Operators across the UK are expected to lower subcontractor rates in light of falling fuel prices, said the RHA, after it emerged Wincanton’s general haulage operation had reviewed subcontractor rates for this reason.
Müller UK and Ireland is planning a rapid integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations following the completion of the £80m takeover deal.
Logistics UK has warned that time is fast running out for international operators to become familiar with complex new paperwork and IT systems being introduced when the UK leaves the EU on January 1, 2021.