Extending drivers hours could leave hauliers and their drivers at risk of being prosecuted for dangerous driving, according to a transport lawyer. Vikki Woodfine, partner and head of road transport at solicitors DWF, joined many others from the industry in criticising the government’s decision to relax drivers’ hours in response to a significant shortage of staff in the industry. Woodfine said the move undermined the importance of drivers’ hours rules and could expose transport companies to significant risk. She said: […]
Mounting losses of £1.7m accrued by Pall-Ex’s three haulage subsidiaries – Shears Brothers (Transport), Intercounty Distribution and Pall-Ex London – “constrained” HLD Holding’s performance last year, according to its latest annual results.
The number one concern of hauliers remains finding enough good drivers, even for those who are not currently recruiting, according to a survey by Pall-Ex.
Currie European’s MD said it had been focusing on customer and route profitability during 2016, in order to mitigate limited success in increasing its rates.