Swindon’s Les Smith Haulage has joined Palletways and will provide services across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire for the network. Nick Smith, director at the family-run haulier said it signed up to Palletways due to its “mature domestic and pan-European networks”. He said: “Palletways is ahead of the curve in terms of innovation and technology and its portal and state-of-the-art monitoring and tracking systems bring operational efficiencies too.” The Palletways Group comprises more than 450 depots and 20 hub operations, providing […]
Palletways has said a departure from the EU will inevitably create “new challenges” for the industry and the network, in the wake of the UK’s decision to end their membership.
Transport minister Baroness Vere said extending drivers’ hours was “definitely not a long-term solution” to the burgeoning recruitment crisis and that the industry had known for a long time this problem was on the horizon.
HGV drivers crossing the Channel must continue to provide proof of an authorised negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of travelling to the border, according to the government.