HGV drivers have been warned by the DVLA that it will no longer accept medical reports from Doctors on Wheels, raising concerns that thousands of HGV drivers could be behind the wheel but unfit to drive. The DVLA’s warning follows police raids on the firm’s offices in Swindon, Leicester and Huddersfield last week as part of a trading standards investigation. The investigation, which is being headed up by Swansea’s Trading Standards team, was triggered by claims that D4 medicals were […]
Meachers Global Logistics and Steve Porter Transport Group have launched phase one of a partnership they hope will develop, generating new business and stripping out duplication from their respective networks. The strategic partnership, which began in earnest this week after months of preparatory work, sees Meachers trunking the Isle of Wight-based Steve Porter Transport’s overnight groupage from Southampton to its Midlands DCs in Northampton and Coventry. The trunking includes work undertaken by Steve Porter Transport as part of the Fortec […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
Fagan & Whalley has blamed the UK driver shortage for a near two-thirds fall in pre-tax profit.