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 […]
Transport for London (TfL) has released its Olympic Freight Journey Planner, to help operators navigate the disruption London 2012 will bring this summer. The Pie Mapping developed planner calculates the most appropriate route for operators to take during the Games period based on the date and time of day and the vehicle’s dimensions. Although free to all, the journey planner offers further functionality to members of TfL’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme. This includes the ability to save your routes, chosen […]
The idea of port-centric logistics – where imports are handled close to the port of entry and sent direct to their destination rather than via a central DC – has been given a boost by developments such as London Gateway and Liverpool2.