Another significant blow to the transport sector could come in the form of an extension of the Capital’s congestion charge zone, which has been suggested as a means of bailing out Transport for London (TfL).
Hauliers should expect to receive an S-mark prohibition and face a follow-up investigation if enforcement officers discover a tyre aged 10 years or older fitted to front axles from next year.
A transport lawyer has added his voice to growing concerns that there will not be enough HGV access permits for operators wanting to enter the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Ikea said its decision not to give staff a pay rise this year reflected its focus on protecting key workers’ livelihoods, as it battles “one of the most challenging times” in the company’s history.
Yodel said it was surprised that the GMB union was threatening strike action among drivers this Christmas in a row over pay and said it was confident the matter would be settled.
The widow of a man killed on the M1 when he was struck by an HGV travelling at 56mph said it wouldn’t have happened if Smart motorways hadn’t been introduced.
Kuehne+Nagel said it experienced a “significant increase” in shipments within its road logistics division in the third quarter and demand for domestic transport in European countries reached pre-crisis levels.
Yodel said it was on course to become profitable in the year ending June 2021 – a first in its 10-year history.
Coventry-based Slam Transport said Volvo had ticked all the boxes after ordering 10 FH with I-Save 4×2 tractor units.
Supply chains are constantly battling challenges, with unforeseen delays, restrictions and thefts causing disruption at every turn. More recently, the pandemic threatened the continuity of supply chains more severely than any event in recent memory.