The UK transport industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, and continues to face some serious challenges. However, having spoken to the UK MD’s of all eight major truck manufacturers, Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers found positive signs of recovery. Mike Belk, MD, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK “It certainly hasn’t been as dire as some of the doomsters and gloomsters were suggesting,” said Mike Belk, MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, when we asked him how he thinks the industry is […]
“Give furlough scheme immediate flexibility to avoid tidal wave of redundancies,” FTA urges government
The furlough scheme must allow for part-time working and flexibility this month if UK logistics is to stave off a tidal wave of redundancies, according to the FTA.
UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing decreased by 1.9% in November, with 8,605 units rolling off production lines, according to figures published this week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).