Haulage rates continued to stagnate during the first half of the year, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have suggested. According to the ONS’s latest Services Producer Price Indices report, which provides a measure of inflation for a range of service industries including haulage, average rates for freight transport by road in the UK at the end of Q2 2015 were just 4.7% above the baseline measurement at the end of 2010. The figure represents a slight […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging operators to prioritise safety and compliance, following a Metropolitan Police operation in London on Monday (18 November), which saw more than 20% of lorries stopped issued with fixed penalty notices totalling £2,300.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.