Whatever form Brexit takes, the skills crisis facing the logistics industry is only going to get worse and the industry will be forced to invest in more automation, the president of the FTA Leigh Pomlett told the annual FTA Logistics Awards dinner last night (December 13). “The skills shortage means trucks will be unloaded by robots within five years,” predicted Pomlett, an executive director of CEVA Logistics. Guest of honour, transport secretary Chris Grayling MP, reassured the audience of over […]
A weak pound combined with rising demand for cheap Chinese trucks in Commonwealth markets has hit profit at international haulier and truck sales firm EM Rogers.
DPD has restarted parcel deliveries to Europe after suspending the service last week.
Granting European lorry drivers temporary visas to help plug the HGV driver shortage would be nothing more than a sticking plaster, Unite warned this week.