The DfT has confirmed that logistics employees will continue to be classed as ‘essential workers’ during the UK’s third national lockdown and allowed to travel for work. The move comes after industry representatives raised concerns that problems in the first national lockdown – which saw logistics workers on their way to work and truck drivers stopped by police – did not arise in the third national lockdown. In a letter to logistics associations including the RHA, Logistics UK and the […]
Pall-Ex Group has completed the acquisition of the Fortec Distribution Network. Purchased by a new subsidiary company, For-Ex Distribution Network, it will remain trading as Fortec Distribution and operate as a separate network but be part of the overall Pall-Ex Group of companies.
Too many operators are trying to shave the hourly rate they pay for agency drivers rather than using technology such as telematics to improve the performance of temporary staff, according to fast-growing driver agency Milestone. Milestone director Adam Thompson says: “Too many operators look to save 20p on the hourly rate and don’t care about the driver’s performance. Instead we are using technology to reward our drivers for good behaviour, including green band driving, avoiding accident damage and complying with […]
Driver First Assist has moved one step closer to achieving its pledge to provide an automated external defibrillator (AED) at a fraction of the cost of existing products.