The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries. It follows the announcement last year by both Palletline and Fortec that they were reducing maximum weights to 750kg. In Palletline’s case it has continued to handle heavier pallets under a scheme called Lift Assist, which haulier-members charge a supplement for. The RHA, which has been involved has also […]
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
Leicester-based Premier Logistics is to move to a new home this autumn, which will allow it to significantly grow its warehousing business as well as offer new services.
Fuel duty will be frozen for the next 12 months, revealed Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget 2014, despite industry calls for a much-needed reduction.