Rising fuel costs are forcing logistics businesses to freeze recruitment, lay-off staff and delay vehicle upgrades, according to a new study from FairFuelUK (FFUK) and FTA. FFUK’s March 2019 study into fuel prices revealed that 19% of 17,231 respondents said rising fuel prices had forced them to freeze staff recruitment. A further nine per cent said the rise had forced them to lay-off staff. Eighty percent of respondents said they were planning to keep their commercial vehicle for the next […]
An independent strategic business review has been launched by the FTA, aiming to get logistics companies back up and running in a post-lockdown world.
Protecting the seamless movement of goods after Brexit, boosting driver facilities, expanding Heathrow and helping hauliers decarbonise; the FTA has handed its own election manifesto to the main political parties.
Logistics business groups have welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s series of measures to get the economy back on its feet, but warned that further initiatives are needed to prevent a slew of job losses.