Almost every operator in Northern Ireland that should have a restricted O-licence has been issued one, three years after updated O-licensing rules came into force. According to figures published by the Department of the Environment, just two temporary permits were awaiting conversion into a full restricted O-licence at the end of September 2015. In September 2014, 755 permits were still in issue. Temporary permits were issued to own-account operators when the Goods Vehicle Act (2010) became effective in July 2012, […]
COVID-19 outbreak triggers exodus of migrant drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns
An exodus of East European drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns are putting increasing pressure on the transport and logistics sector, a new report has warned.
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
The Co-operative Food Group has once again reassured its HGV drivers that there are no plans to outsource the remainder of its operation, after the planned transfer of staff in the West Midlands to Eddie Stobart is complete.