Uncertainty over the immigration system after Brexit next year will compound the industry’s driver shortage and goods and services could grind to a halt, according to an FTA report. The FTA’s skills shortage report showed that there has been no let up in the struggle among haulage and logistics business to recruit HGV drivers. The shortage currently stands at an estimated 52,000, but there are serious concerns the figure could rise sharply in the event of a no deal outcome. […]
Aztek Logistics has invested in nine FORS Gold standard trucks including MAN tractor units, new MAN 18-tonne rigids and its first 18-tonne Volvo rigids.
NFT Distribution has acquired Carmarthenshire-based NR Evans in a deal that values the temperature controlled specialist at approximately £20m.
The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship.