Meachers Global Logistics has posted an increase in turnover and profits, but said rising costs and a shortage of drivers is proving challenging. The Southampton-based logistics company increased group turnover by 17.2% to £30.6m in the year ending 31 May 2019. Pre-tax profit increased by 16.5% to £2.2m. In its review of the business, the company said the “significant increase in activity was achieved with an increased number of staff and agency labour”. It added: “Employee numbers increased by 4% […]
Last night the RHA held its annual parliamentary reception at the House of Commons, just days before the UK is due to leave the EU and one year since Sir Mike Penning MP (above) announced he was forming a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics.
The DVSA must overturn its decision to stop all LGV driving tests during the pandemic to help address the shortage of professional drivers in the industry, according to Logistics UK.