Samworth Brothers Supply Chain driver Matthew Pickering has been named the FTA’s Truck Driver of the Year 44-tonne 2016, following a hard-fought contest.
Freight operators working in London may face tougher emissions regulations as early as 2018 if air quality proposals from the London Assembly Environment Committee are acted upon. London has been urged to roll-out its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as early as 2018, as well as mandating a minimum Euro-5 standard in the proposed T-Charge aimed at the most-polluting vehicles. The recommendations were made in response to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s own proposals announced last month to clamp down on […]
Royal Mail managers have voted to accept an increased pay offer, resolving a conflict that saw 4,800 of the carrier’s employees take industrial action earlier this year.
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
Current efforts to resolve the driver shortage will not be enough to prevent the looming skills crisis, the Transport Committee has said.
Arla Foods said it had now closed down its Hatfield Peverel site after 32 drivers transferred to Bidvest Logistics.
Sainsbury’s will open a new fulfilment centre in London this autumn to cope with growing online shopping demand.
Birds Groupage Services’ auditor has raised concerns over the future of the loss-making company.
Bakery group Greggs has sliced £750,000 off its national fleet running costs since its Scottish division joined the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme. The chain’s Edinburgh depot runs 11 refrigerated Euro-6 trucks, which each travel an average 82,876km per year on trunking and store delivery routes across Scotland. Following recommendations set out in a road map produced by ECO Stars, the Greggs Edinburgh fleet has now achieved the scheme’s top five-star rating and has seen an 11% increase in mpg per […]