Contractor management specialists Orange Genie Group has launched an umbrella company for HGV and delivery drivers in the wake of the enforcement of IR35 in road transport by HMRC from April this year. IR35 is designed to prevent drivers setting up limited companies through which they cut their tax and NI contributions compared with drivers employed on operators’ books. Instead they must be either directly employed by an operator or join an IR35-compliant umbrella scheme. To help drivers meet these […]
Two hero police officers helped save the life of an HGV driver, who suffered a heart attack at the wheel on the motorway and collided with the central reservation.
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.
Consumption of transport fuels fell slightly in the third quarter of 2012, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. The data reveals that a 5.6% fall in petrol deliveries during the quarter were largely offset by a 3.4% rise in diesel deliveries. In all, just over 4.5 billion litres of petrol (Q3 2011: 4.77 billion litres) and 6.52 billion litres of diesel (Q3 2011: 6.3 billion) were delivered during the quarter. Of the diesel, some […]