Tarmac’s plan to roll out new-night time shift rates will slash operators’ earnings and add further pressure to firms already struggling to survive the pandemic, hauliers warned this week. The new payment scheme is being rolled out nationally from next week after being trialled by Tarmac partner hauliers in London and the South East last year. Tarmac is removing the “turn-up” payment of around £180 per truck, whilst add-on payments, such as waiting time and transfer payments – previously paid […]
HGV drivers have the highest overall exposure to air pollution and yet are being overlooked in the air quality debate, according to scientists at King’s College London.
Jigsaw has adapted its strategy and adjusted its operational model to ensure delays are reduced and products are reaching retailers on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost a third of fleet operators’ trucks are parked up as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a survey carried out for MT by market researchers Fusion. Three quarters of operators have at least one vehicle laid up while 9% reported their entire fleet was off the road.