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 […]
London mayor Boris Johnson has launched his Safer Lorry Scheme (previously the Safer Lorry Charge), pledging to ban trucks without cycle safety equipment from the capital.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.
Lymm Truckwash has ensured drivers to its site have been kept refreshed with free beverages, biscuits and ice cream during the Covid-19 pandemic.