Leading hauliers have told MT they have been forced to increase rates to customers amid a range of growing industry challenges. Pressures on already tight margins have been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, driver shortages, increasing fuel prices and a hike in the cost of moving goods and services internationally. Cullimore MD, Moreton Cullimore, said hauliers are therefore faced with “no option but to increase rates”, which would inevitably have an effect on inflation. “The transport industry cannot be squeezed […]
Fuel duty will remain frozen this year, announced Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his Summer Budget this afternoon, following speculation that it would be increased.
Deliveries of fuel to BP stations across the country are being restricted due to the industry-wide driver shortage.
Further talks between union Unite and white goods manufacturer Indesit UK were held yesterday, the union has confirmed – just as the second of three strikes by drivers and warehouse staff was due to begin.