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 […]
The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead.
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.