Brittany Ferries has urged firms to send unaccompanied trailers via ports on the western channel designed to receive driverless loads, as demand rises. The ferry company said the need for drivers to provide negative Covid tests had driven the trend for unaccompanied loads travelling from the continent to UK ports such as Portsmouth and Poole. Ferry firms have reported reduced freight volumes in January as a consequence of Brexit concerns and stockpiling. However, Brittany Ferries said the proportion of unaccompanied […]
The FTA is calling for the government to switch the logistics industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy so firms can retrain staff in new roles rather than make them redundant.
The Department for Transport has announced that the current limited drivers’ hours relaxation will be extended until 23.59hrs on Tuesday 21 April 2020 and apply to all road haulage operations.
Linde Material Handling UK has pulled out all the stops to kit out Europa Worldwide’s new £60m Corby warehouse in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure new government guidelines are met to protect workers from the virus.