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 […]
Brexit has amplified the shortage of warehousing space in the UK, delegates were told at the Freight in the City Expo.
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
The government has put together draft legislation that will allow hauliers to continue to ply their loads across Europe and carry out cabotage under a new licence, dubbed the UK Licence for the Community.