The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak could see suppliers going direct to hauliers for warehousing and scrapping their own to cut costs, according to an East Midlands operator. Bob Farrell, MD of Nottinghamshire-based Farrell Transport, said the strategy was already being used by many of his customers and may become “the new norm” as the supply chain evolves in the wake of the pandemic. “We’ve basically cut out the middle man,” Farrell told motortransport.co.uk. “We’ve seen our customers close the […]
Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned.
As the NHS continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, John Mitchell Haulage & Warehousing is to name each of its 21 new generation MAN TGX 26.470 tractor units after a healthcare charity.
Many transport companies are receiving very large payments from HMRC under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. But the rules are vague, and as law firm Osborne Clare explains, it has been hard for many companies to know for sure if they are using the scheme correctly.