Aztek Logistics MD Stuart Charter (pictured) assesses the logistics sector’s existential crisis As a regional, national and international haulier, we have always been able to respond to the ebb and flow of customer demand by flexing our mix of directly-employed and agency drivers, a state of affairs that remains the case for our long- and medium-term planning. However, we’ve recently been challenged by temporary, short-term driver demand, higher volumes and drivers taking their first well-earned holidays of the year compounded […]
Logistics firms need to diversify their workforces by fishing in a wider range of talent pools if the industry is to solve its skills crisis, Lynn Brown (pictured), recently appointed HR director of XPO UK and Ireland, told the Motor Transport Future Transport workshop at the CV Show on September 1.
Courier firm Speedy Freight said leading national brands are still facing “massive challenges” in moving products six months on from the UK’s departure from the EU.
The DVSA’s ability to resolve a huge backlog in vocational driver tests has been questioned by Logistics UK, which called for expanding delegated testing to fix the crisis.