The cost of spoiled loads as a result of stowaways getting into UK-bound vehicles could be as high as £1bn a year, the RHA has estimated. Assuming an average value of £30,000 per trailer, that total could be reached if just 1% of the 10,000 loads crossing the Channel every day were tampered with, said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett. “That is a massive and unacceptable cost to our economy and many hauliers are having to absorb large parts of […]
Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from HGVs in England, Scotland and Wales, under new rules to help improve road safety.
Concerns over the driver shortage and continuing growth in the economy could lead to above-inflation pay rises for 2015, the FTA has suggested.
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.