Hauliers will stop bringing goods into the UK if the government ploughs on with proposals to levy fines of £2,000 per stowaway found in vehicles, regardless of the security measures taken, Logistics UK has warned. A consultation into the controversial plans ended yesterday (6 May) with ministers wanting to overhaul the current clandestine civil penalty regime. The proposals include increasing the maximum £2,000 penalty; introducing an additional new penalty to fine hauliers for not securing their vehicle, regardless of whether […]
Mobile Mini is a fast-growing provider of temporary site accommodation and secure storage containers across the UK. Founded in the USA in 1983, it set up in the UK in 2005 in Stockton on Tees and now has 16 depots with more than 36,000 portable units. Mobile Mini currently runs around 50 crane-equipped drawbar delivery trucks and employs 43 drivers. Like most operators it has struggled to find enough qualified HGV drivers to cope with the firm’s growth plans. It […]
The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme has been extended until October on current pay rates but employers will be expected to contribute towards the scheme’s costs after July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today (12 May).
Erith Haulage Company saw turnover boosted last year by major contracts with sister company Erith Contractors but the haulier warned that the market will be “challenging” this year.