With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes. January 2015 began with industrial harmony as Eddie Stobart ended its long-running dispute with 184 HGV drivers claiming unfair dismissal after the logistics giant took over the Tesco Distribution centre contract […]
Increasingly ‘knowing-your-driver’ has become a key fleet compliance requirement. As technology permits more frequent checking across a wider range of datasets, fleets are taking the opportunity to increase their awareness of their drivers. Improving risk profiles, insurance rates, HR strategies and road safety are all rolled-up in this. However, much depends on being actually able to access the data often held by government bodies.
The government has confirmed it will sell shares in Royal Mail on the London Stock Exchange in the next few weeks.
Talks are due to take place between Stobart Automotive and union Unite after workers at what was formerly Autologic voted in favour of strike action.