Transport minister Baroness Vere said extending drivers’ hours was “definitely not a long-term solution” to the burgeoning recruitment crisis and that the industry had known for a long time this problem was on the horizon. Speaking during a House of Lords debate, Vere said that although they had been some of the heroes during the pandemic, it was “time for the industry to step up just a little more”. She said: “On 1 August last year, we suspended the HGV […]
Wincanton said the award of two contract extensions by Ikea to operate UK customer distribution centres has highlighted more growth in its digital and e-fulfilment offering.
Employers with furloughed staff who start working for another company should ensure they are able to come back at a moment’s notice when the sector recovers, according to solicitors.
Haulier support for a trial of 25 metre artics on UK roads is gathering momentum, but more operators need to voice their support if the government is to give it the green light, Kevin Buck, transport consultant and MD of Hazcomp, warned this week.