A promise by the government to splash out with the “biggest ever investment” in roads is still not enough to plug a backlog in maintenance, with billions more needed, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA). This week’s comprehensive spending review (CSR) promised a “once in a generation” investment in infrastructure projects, with capital spending in 2021 totalling £100bn. Rick Green, AIA chair said the funding announcement for roads reflected government recognition of the need to invest in the local […]
HGV drivers working longer hours under new COVID-19 rules should be supplied with government-subsidised fatigue monitors to avert a rise in road accidents.
The commercial vehicle finance sector reported a fall in new business of 32% in March, reflecting the measures taken by the government to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]