Both the FTA and the RHA have welcomed the launch of the Scottish government’s rail strategy Delivering the Goods. The strategy document makes the case for an increase in rail freight by shifting road freight onto the tracks. It also suggests tapping into new markets to counteract the declining rail freight volumes in the coal and steel sector. Chris MacRea, FTA’s head of policy for Scotland, said: “It is vital that the challenges to rail freight in Scotland are recognised. […]
From 1 January, standard O-licence holders will be required to demonstrate an increased level of financial facilities, after the drop in the value of value of the pound following the EU referendum.
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.