P&O Ferries has launched a new initiative providing free food, shopping discounts and cabin upgrades to freight drivers. The move is aimed at raising awareness of their contribution to keeping the economy moving. Under its ‘Free Food February for Freight Drivers’ initiative, those sailing on P&O between Dover and Calais can have a complimentary meal from a menu that has been ‘specifically designed to be filling and hearty’. Two freight drivers per vehicle can claim a free meal by presenting […]
The RHA has met with business secretary Vince Cable to highlight the impact the current driver shortage is having on the economy and how it could be addressed.
Half of all HGV, freight and cargo crimes in 2020 occurred at unsecured road side parking, with almost a quarter taking place at motorway service areas (MSAs), according to the freight division of the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NAVCIS).
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 […]