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 […]
The future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory is jeopardised by high manufacturing costs and Brexit, according to owner PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares.
Widnes-based tanker specialist Suttons was founded by Alf Sutton in 1926 and remains family-owned. The founder’s grandson John Sutton was appointed CEO of Suttons Group in 2013 and the Sutton family still form the majority of the Suttons Group board. Suttons Group has two operating divisions: Road Tankers, headed by MD Michael Cundy; and Suttons International, where Barry McNally is MD. Road Tankers turns over around £70m a year, with the business split roughly 55% chemicals, 35% gases and 10% […]
DfT issued less than half of its haul of vital EU haulage permits to international operators, despite huge demand
Hauliers have criticised the DfT over the way it allocated European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits after motortansport.co.uk discovered that it issued less than half of the UK’s share.