The logistics industry has welcomed the proposals in the Taylor review into self-employed workers as a sensible, half-way house that would provide those in the ‘gig economy’ more security while still affording businesses the flexibility they require. The Taylor review calls for a shake-up of the inequality between employed and self-employed workers. It suggests the categorisation of worker be replaced with “dependent contractors” – those who rely long term on zero-hour contracts or agency work. FTA’s Head of Skills Campaigning […]
The DVLA has extended the time period that third parties can view a driver’s licence records via an online code from 72 hours to 21 days in a “victory for common sense”.
A taskforce of MPs has claimed the government is failing to provide leadership on the controversial issue of clean air zones (CAZs), which many hauliers fear will put them out of business.
LGV operators should not feel they are being singled out in the drive to cut cyclist deaths and injuries in London, as modifications to make construction vehicles safer are just part of a package of measures being introduced to improve cycle safety, London major Boris Johnson said on Monday (9 December).