A shortage of suitable subcontractors contributed to a squeeze on margins at automotive logistics specialist Brit European Transport in its last financial year. Despite continued growth in sales in the year to the end of December 2014, the availability and cost of using subcontractors was “a major factor” in pressure on margins, a spokesman for the firm told Motortransport.co.uk. “There is a distinct shortage of good quality subcontractors who are able to meet our and our customers’ stringent quality and […]
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The head of one of the UK’s leading hauliers has urged the industry to sign an online petition demanding councils and major developers include HGV welfare facilities on their agendas.
Leading operators have insisted raising driver pay rates and offering sign-on bonuses will fail to ease the current chronic labour shortage and have instead led to rates increases and firms poaching staff from each other.