The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk at an event at Westminster last week, Rob Flello MP said that despite the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills rejecting one of the key planks of the APPG’s draft skills report, “the campaign is far from dead”. Flello added that now the […]
Gefco, the logistics arm of PSA Group, saw its global revenue rise 12.9% in 2011 as it prepares to embark on what it describes as a “decisive year” for the company. For 2011 Gefco reported global revenue of €3.8bn, compared to €3.4bn a year ago, and an operating income of €223m (2010: €198m). Excluding its PSA business, revenue was up 19.2% to €1.4bn. In January Gefco revealed new contract wins with Chevrolet and HPC Healthline. A statement from the firm […]
Hargreaves Services is to “ration” expenditure in its logistics division after it suffered a 91% fall in operating profit last year due to competitive pressure.
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).