RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has paid tribute to the “positive response” from transport secretary Grant Schapps MP (pictured) to a set of measures requested to support the haulage industry through the coronavirus epidemic. In a letter to Schapps seen by MT, Burnett warned that his members were “reporting catastrophic effects on their businesses” and the government needs to make “immediate financial intervention” to prevent mass bankruptcies. “I am in regular contact with Grant Schapps and am confident he understands […]
Amazon intends to boost its UK workforce by a third to 40,000 by the end of the year as its three new state-of-the-art fulfilment centres start operations.
John Hayes MP, the minister for state at the DfT responsible for freight and logistics, has promised that he will be “much more radical” in building the status of the road transport sector as a vital part of the British economy.
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.