The RHA is calling on agricultural and food giant AB Agri to reconsider its decision to require its haulage operators to join the SafeContractor accreditation scheme, motortransport.co.uk has learnt. Sources say the RHA is particularly concerned that hauliers are being held to ransom by AB Agri’s decision to make any further work dependant on operators signing up to the scheme. The SafeContractor scheme, operated by risk management solutions firm Alcumus, requires firms to pay a fee to be assessed on […]
The road transport industry has sent a joint letter to prime minister Boris Johnson pleading for extra help during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent “widescale business collapse that could reduce capacity by as much as 50%”.
The DVLA is warning that its ban on driver medicals from Doctors on Wheels is still in place, after it emerged this week that the blacklisted company is continuing to offer medicals to HGV drivers.
A lack of testing slots for HGVs and trailers due to Covid-19 is already causing significant problems for hauliers and the situation is set to deteriorate as Christmas approaches, according to businesses in Yorkshire.