Owens Group trucks met flights on the tarmac at Cardiff airport to ensure PPE reached frontline NHS staff in “one of the most important challenges” in the firm’s history. The Palletforce member has been involved in efforts to distribute the equipment, including hospital beds, across Wales and the UK. Freight was unloaded from specially-chartered flights from Asia to Cardiff with Owens staff working alongside NHS Wales, Cardiff Wales Airport, South Wales Police, Swissport handling and Military Aid. Huw Owen, Owens […]
UK automotive manufacturing sector needs further government intervention to ensure post-pandemic recovery, SMMT warns
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on manufacturing is expected to cut annual light commercial vehicle production volumes by a third to just 920,000 units this year, according to a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Get Covid-19 test or face being put in the slow lane in Kent, DfT warns HGV drivers heading for France
International hauliers are being “strongly encouraged” by the DfT to ensure their HGV drivers are tested for Covid-19 before travelling to France, warning that those drivers arriving in Kent without a test will face delays.
Ferguson Transport and Shipping has furloughed 26 drivers and 14 staff following the launch of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal this week, after being reassured payments for furloughed workers will arrive in the company’s bank account within six days of a claim being submitted online.