New rules about off-payroll working, which come into force within weeks, will give smaller operators “an unfair advantage” and make recruiting HGV drivers even more difficult, according to KBC Logistics. The reform of IR35 tax laws was delayed last year following the coronavirus pandemic, but the changes are now to be introduced on 6 April – leading to fears that there will be a dearth of available professional drivers. Under IR35, large and medium-sized haulage companies with a net turnover […]
Hoyer UK has taken on additional staff to process the flood of applications it has received from people wanting to work as tanker drivers, following the petrol pump crisis which kicked off last week.
Gist said it had seen a big rise in applications for driver vacancies since the launch of its sign-on bonus and rejected claims that such schemes have only led to poaching between competing operators.
Truck makers to opt for hydrogen fuel cell technology ahead of tough new EU emission targets, says report
Truck manufacturers are investing in hydrogen fuel-cell technology to develop zero-emissions trucks in order to avoid paying hefty penalties for non-compliance with carbon-emission reduction targets from 2025, according to a report by credit rating firm Fitch Ratings.