The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet – around 240,000 vehicles – is now parked up with no work. Chief executive Richard Burnett said that the government needs to take “urgent action” to prevent large numbers of operators going out of business as the existing package of bank loans and furlough payments is not addressing hauliers’ […]
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Motor Transport looks at the ways operators can build new business and benefit from government support schemes. John Kendal reports.
Former Ocado executive Simon Thompson, who until recently ran the NHS Test and Trace app, has been named as Royal Mail’s new UK chief executive.
Car transporter company Drive Force (UK) had only just returned to profitability after experiencing 18 months of cash flow difficulties, before Covid-19 forced it into administration.