Furlough rules are needlessly preventing thousands of HGV drivers from delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to millions of nurses and doctors, according to the RHA. The association was responding to claims made by health secretary Matt Hancock that a “mammoth logistical exercise” was to blame for delays in getting PPE to frontline staff. Speaking on BBC 1’s Question Time, Hancock said: “We do have the supplies, we have a massive supply in an enormous warehouse in the north west. “The […]
The MD of Eddie Stobart has said he is “extremely pleased” that the Doncaster driver row has finally been resolved. Speaking after Unite revealed its members had accepted an improved redundancy offer, the details of which were not disclosed, Eddie Stobart MD David Pickering said: “Since the start of September, we’ve worked diligently and professionally to come up with the best possible package for the drivers and to provide a range of alternative employment options. “It’s a positive way to […]
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
The DfT has been lambasted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for failing to ensure sufficient cross-channel freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit.