Jack Richards & Son experienced a strong financial year during 2015, posting a 5.1% boost in turnover and a 16.7% rise in pre-tax profit. However, MD Peter Brown warned the 2016 market would likely prove more challenging to navigate as the driver shortage continued to push up wages and agency costs. “Last year was good, but this year is being more difficult with the prime reason being the driver market. This is very difficult. Wages had to increase, and rightly so, […]
Elddis Transport has joined Palletforce after a 17-year hiatus from pallet networks.
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]