Pressure on the supply chain in northern France mounted yesterday after a fire in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk burnt the settlement to the ground. Trade associations said while they recognised the sadness of the situation, the blaze could be a problem for UK operators as it may push migrants back into the Calais area. It is thought more than 1,000 migrants were living in the camp. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said this would put HGV drivers and […]
The RHA and FTA have attacked the Migration Advisory Committee’s call to favour high-skilled migrants after Brexit, warning it would amplify the skills shortage the logistics sector already faces.
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]
The DVSA has confirmed it is to publish three new forms of guidance on load security. This will comprise a guide for vehicle operators, a leaflet aimed at drivers, and a series of instructional videos.