The FTA has warned its members that a hard Brexit may force them to rethink their business models. Speaking exclusively to MT, head of global and European policy, Pauline Bastidon, identified a number of key concerns as the new Brexit deadline of 31 October looms. These included problems with warehousing capacity, stockpiling costs and shortages of drivers and fuel. “For many products it’s about supply chains,” she explained. “The worry there is you not only have to look at additional […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has relaunched its Delivering Your Future website, which aims to get young people interested in a career in logistics. Although officially launched in November 2011, SfL is making a new marketing push with backing from the likes of DHL and the FTA, in a bid to boost the website’s profile and get its message out to a wider audience. Delivering Your Future is tailored to 11 to 19 years olds. It features company profiles of the […]
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.
Major operators are throwing their weight behind a campaign to save TruckPol, led by MT’s sister magazine Commercial Motor, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association. Since the withdrawal of its government grant last April, the freight crime intelligence unit has managed to survive on funding from the private sector, including haulage firms and insurance companies. However, without any government money available for the next financial year, the unit is unable to keep operating purely on industry support […]