Clive Brooks (pictured), MD of Herefordshire-based haulier ABE, has applauded the government’s offer to pay employees 80% of their salaries while giving them leave of absence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chancellor’s furlough scheme has previously come in for criticism from hauliers who claim it won’t work if parts of a business are seasonal or experiencing a surge in growth while other parts are in decline. However, Brooks told motortransport.co.uk the offer was “very, very welcome”. “I’m sure we’ll be […]
An investigation into the possibility of building a bridge linking Scotland with Northern Ireland cost the taxpayer almost £900,000, the department for transport (DfT) has admitted.
Today’s scheduled strike by drivers and warehouse staff working for Indesit UK is going ahead after last-minute talks on Wednesday between the white goods manufacturer and union Unite came to a close without resolution, the union told Motortransport.co.uk today.
Monks Contractors is expanding its fleet and taking on new drivers after landing a number of major deals including one with Lancashire Renewables to provide 30 new waste disposal and recycling vehicles.