Nearly three-quarters (70.4%) of operators struggle to fill their HGV driver vacancies some or all of the time, according to new research just published by motortransport.co.uk. Meanwhile, more than half (51.6%) of operators do not think Driver CPC has added any value to their business since its introduction to the UK 10 years ago. However nearly one-quarter of operators (23.5%) do feel it has made their drivers safer on the road and a further one-fifth felt Driver CPC had provided […]
Fraikin has re-opened its Bristol workshop in a move designed to increase the amount of maintenance performed inhouse and drive down its reliance on third-party contractors.
When Peter Backhouse was appointed CEO of contract hire specialist Fraikin in May 2010, he set out a clear vision of where he wanted the company to be. 18 months on he gives Steve Hobson a progress report. Since his arrival at Fraikin after two years in charge of Bunzl Healthcare and 11 years at Ryder, CEO Peter Backhouse has repositioned the company from a straightforward contract hire and rental firm to a big game hunter, capable of taking on […]
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.