The improvement in cross-border delivery services is helping drive confidence among online retailers and shoppers, a survey commissioned by Hermes has shown.
The RHA is calling on the government to give emergency £2,500 training grants to hauliers to fund the training of new HGV drivers in a bid to head-off a critical shortage of drivers.
Hungarian operator Waberer’s has opened a subsidiary in Felixstowe in a bid to double its business in the UK.
DHL Supply Chain has secured a five-year contract to manage the warehousing and distribution of aftermarket parts for Volvo Cars.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.
The acquisition of administration-hit Elite Transport Services pushed Deben Transport into the red last year.
It’s hard to move for training, recruitment and skills-crisis stories at the moment, with a return to economic growth, the industry’s chronic shortage of fresh blood, the high cost of getting your HGV licence, and even the Driver CPC all playing their part in what appears to be a very sticky situation for a road transport sector that should by rights by moving full speed ahead.
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).
Royal Mail and Amazon UK have both launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of temporary staff to assist with the increase in peak volumes expected this Christmas.
FairFuelUK launched its election manifesto at the House of Commons today, with a succession of MPs pledging to support the influential lobby group’s seven main campaign objectives. These include a 3p cut in fuel duty to help stimulate economic growth, bringing UK fuel duty in line with other European Union countries and an independent inquiry into manipulation of the fuel supply market by speculators. Conservative MP Jason McCartney, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Fuel, centre, and […]