Drivers at Ferguson Transport and Shipping are calling on the company to furlough them as they struggle to survive on short-term working rates of £25 a day introduced at the firm as a result of falling workloads brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the government scheme, companies can furlough employees and apply for a grant that covers 80% of their monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus National Insurance and pension contributions. However the Fort William-based logistics […]
The latest UK Labour Market survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has underlined the acute driver shortage that is threatening to stymie operator growth.
An HGV driver showed “complete disregard for the rules of the road” when he breached solid white lines on the A36 and overtook two vehicles.
The Treasury has suspended the HGV Road User Levy for a year to help hauliers recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.