The FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards has had a birthday makeover for its 10th anniversary, with a list of brand new categories for next year’s event. Nominations are open for the awards, which will name two winners – a “leader” and an “above and beyond” candidate – in each of the six categories. The categories include a dedicated freight award, as well as categories for supply chain and warehousing. An infrastructure award will also recognise two women contributing […]
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.