Three women from the transport industry have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Lesley O’Brien (pictured), partner at Freightlink Europe, has received an OBE for services to diversity and inclusion. O’Brien has been recognised for being the driving force behind the creation of She’s RHA, which engages not only with women but also other minority and less privileged groups. In January this year O’Brien also launched Freight People, a monthly forum for the transport community which offers expert […]
COVID-19 outbreak triggers exodus of migrant drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns
An exodus of East European drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns are putting increasing pressure on the transport and logistics sector, a new report has warned.
Employment agency Redwigwam is scrapping fees until further notice to help logistics firms ensure they have enough drivers and warehouse workers to keep the supply chain moving. The company specialises in helping firms find flexible workers to carry out short-term and ad hoc jobs. Lorna Davidson (pictured), founder and chief executive of Liverpool-based Redwigwam, said: “Coronavirus is already having a massive impact on businesses across the UK and the government has made clear that the situation will get worse over […]
Crimestoppers is appealing to hauliers to help stop people smuggling with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign.