Foreign drivers working for UK operators who returned to their home countries during lockdown are not exempt from the 14-day self-isolation rules, it has emerged. On 8 June, the government introduced new rules that all international arrivals into the UK are required to self-isolate for a fortnight. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the measures were being introduced in order that the transmission rate of Covid-19 was kept low and prevented a second wave. Drivers of goods vehicles are exempt; however […]
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
WH Malcolm saw pre-tax profits rise by more than half last year but warned that the Covid-19 pandemic will have an adverse impact on the company’s performance this year, despite a strong performance from its logistics division in the food and drink sector during lockdown.