The latest UK Labour Market survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has underlined the acute driver shortage that is threatening to stymie operator growth. Released last week to provide a snapshot of the state of the UK jobs market for the new government, the report shows drivers are one of several permanent positions employers are struggling to fill. The report also highlights that temporary drivers are hard to source. This was underlined earlier this month, with […]
Frozen food storage and distribution business Reed Boardall Group says it has extended cold store capacity at its 55-acre site in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, to 142,000 pallets with a new 102,000ft² building that incorporates 14 additional loading docks. The new store, which opened in October, has cost the firm around £14m but increases its total pallet capacity by around 30%, said Garry Tilburn, MD of Reed Boardall Cold Storage. “We were struggling for space before,” he admitted. It has been […]
The RHA has named an Aylesbury-based trucker the winner of HGV Heroes 2020 after he helped prevent a man falling to his death from a footbridge last year.
Almost every operator in Northern Ireland that should have a restricted O-licence has been issued one, three years after updated O-licensing rules came into force.