Optimism in the logistics sector is at its lowest level in 12 years, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index, with companies citing uncertainty over Brexit and the ongoing driver shortage as key contributors to falling levels of confidence. The index, produced by Barclays and BDO, is based on a survey of more than 100 logistics industry leaders. It assesses respondents’ confidence in the sector using a score from nought to 100. Any number over 50 indicates an improvement, whilst […]
There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
The latest UK Labour Market survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has underlined the acute driver shortage that is threatening to stymie operator growth.
Operation Brock, launched yesterday in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, will be stood down as soon as possible, Highways England has confirmed.