The government has given supermarkets the go-ahead to ramp up night-time deliveries and is looking at extending delivery drivers’ hours to ensure stores remain stocked during the coronavirus outbreak. The emergency measures, announced today, will see delivery hours to supermarkets extended outside night-time curfew hours to help food retailers respond to increased demand for long-life food and hygiene supplies. The government said it is also looking at allowing extensions on drivers’ hours “to respond to any shortage of delivery drivers” […]
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
Motorway trials of autonomous HGV platoons have begun after the project stalled during the start of the pandemic.
A Coleshill-based pallet specialist has re-organised its business and warehousing sites to prioritise the delivery of vital NHS supplies to hospitals across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.