Fourloughed workers should be encouraged to take up training opportunities, according to the British International Freight Association (BIFA). The association has put together an online training programme, set to launch next month, in place of its face-to-face training sessions which were suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Director general, Robert Keen said the modules aim to replicate the interactive nature of its traditional courses by using live trainers with over 25 years freight and customs experience. Keen added: “In order […]
Welch’s Transport’s move to newly acquired premises in Bedford and a continuing shortage of drivers during 2019 led to deepening losses and a 1.9% reduction in turnover.
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
Commercial vehicle manufacturing fell 15.5% in 2020, in what the SMMT said was “the worst year in a lifetime”.