Three-quarters of operators (74.5%) say managing a commercial fleet has become more stressful in the past few years, according to brand-new research conducted by Fraikin, Motor Transport and Commercial Motor. Managing drivers, handling compliance and pressure to reduce costs were all cited as key stress factors. More than half (53%) also revealed that fleet assets are being used more intensively today than they were three years ago, with a significant 70.4% finding it a struggle to fill driver vacancies in […]
City Link has ordered 85 new Lawrence David single-decker trailers in the second stage of its strategy to update 40% of its trailer fleet by the summer.
While Fraikin doesn’t replace its MDs quite as often as West Brom replaces its managers – seven in the last five years – Darren Hall is the third person to take charge of the French-owned contract hire firm since 2016.
Fraikin has launched a heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme to develop the next generation of HGV technicians.