The run-up to Christmas always poses serious challenges for operators, often stretching resources to breaking point, writes Simon Jack. But this year the competition to find drivers has become even more intense as the overall shortage within the industry bites, forcing companies to offer much increased rates to attract the staff they need. The requirement for extra drivers now lasts over a longer period than in the past, says David Coombes, pictured, MD of Skills for Logistics which owns the […]
Automatically treating HGV drivers found with stowaways in their vehicles as suspects in a criminal investigation is “a troubling development” amounting to an assumption of guilt, according to a transport lawyer.
Global road freight revenues are expected to grow by an average of 4.3% annually from 2020 to 2025, according to new research.
A new system of managed migration will allow the road transport industry to recruit skills internationally after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, has assured operators.