Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage. Provisional figures published by the ONS last week showed HGV drivers’ wages rose 3.2% in 2015 compared with the average wage increase across the UK of 1.8%. Inflation stood at -0.1% in October. Its 2015 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings showed that the average pay increase of a driver salary went up from £26,455 in […]
The government is to consider extending the grant system for low-emission vans to larger vehicles, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has revealed.
March has seen a rash of HGV, trailer and cargo thefts, counterbalanced by a string of arrests across the country, according to the latest figures from the freight division of the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NAVCIS).
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]