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 […]
2016 saw the UK vote to leave the EU, Donald Trump preparing to move into his new house across the pond, and Sadiq Khan introduce unprecedented safety measures for operators working in London. But these headlines aside, 2016 has still been a busy year for the road transport sector. As we approach the end of the hugely eventful 2016, the MT team discuss the year’s key events, Brexit aside, and the things to look out for in the coming months. […]
Employment agency Manpower has told hauliers struggling to fill job vacancies that the problem will only get worse unless they change their workforce strategies.
Potential customs clearance delays and the consequent increase in demand for UK warehousing for buffer stocks has led frozen distribition specialist NewCold to investigate possibilities for a new UK site.