Yodel executive chairman Dick Stead has warned of the chaos that huge online sales like Black Friday have brought to the industry, particularly when retailers promise consumers next-day delivery.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Freight Transport will call for an extension to the student loans system and cheaper insurance for young drivers to address the HGV driver shortage in its first skills report, MT can reveal.
Gregory Distribution is launching an HGV driver training academy at its Cullompton depot that aims to train up to 10 candidates a month to obtain their Category C licences.
The Scottish Government has launched a national low-emission strategy consultation, which could pave the way for London-style low emission zones within two years.
AKW Group saw turnover rise by 11.7% across its transport and warehousing divisions last year.
Discount supermarket chain Aldi has laid out plans for two more regional DCs as it continues to increase its presence in the UK.
The way that Vosa approached its investigation into the operations of Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) was as near to entrapment as it was possible to get, it was suggested by defence counsel at Leeds Crown Court earlier this month.
Yodel executive chairman Dick Stead has stressed the need for retailers and carriers to rethink the way they handle unexpected additional volume during seasonal peaks.
The FTA has criticised the speed of the roll-out of fully segregated cycle superhighways in London, suggesting the scheme is being rushed through to coincide with the mayoral elections in May 2016.
The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Safety Team has put on the road a Mercedes-Benz Actros in police livery, which will be used for its Exchanging Places cyclist awareness initiative.