Almost one in 10 transport companies have already made staff redundant, according to the results of a poll by solicitors Backhouse Jones. Despite the furlough scheme being set up to avoid making large numbers of UK workers redundant, the snap poll revealed that 9% of respondents had already begun to reduce staff numbers due to Covid-19. Jonathon Backhouse, director at Backhouse Jones, suggested that the figures showed that the furlough scheme was still preventing most companies from going down the […]
“The whole nation will owe haulage and logistics workers a huge debt of gratitude,” according to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads and Transport Security, Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
Give hauliers grants to cover cost of shipping empty trailers to Northern Ireland, Logistics UK tells ministers
Logistics UK met with key government members this week to demand hauliers be given grants to cover the cost of empty running created by Brexit border issues.
The RHA is warning the government not to create fleets of stranded assets as it moves to phase out diesel powered HGVs.