The FairFuelUK (FFUK) campaign has suggested that leaving the EU could help the UK solve its HGV driver shortage. Speaking after 52% of the British public voted in favour of Brexit, FFUK co-founder Howard Cox said that while the result was unlikely to lead to “a mass overhaul of our transport laws, a review of the dreaded European Union Directive CPC may help with those critical HGV driver shortages”. Cox added: “The major trade bodies should be commercially creative with the […]
Operators are more optimistic about their vehicle acquisition strategy in 2015 than they were in 2014, predicting that more new vehicles will be bought this year compared with last year.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
Honda’s plans to close its Swindon plant in 2022 come as yet another blow to hauliers operating in the automotive sector with unions warning that the move will threaten thousands of supply chain jobs across the UK.