The government’s failure to clarify whether or not HGV drivers must self-isolate if they are caught up in the ‘pingdemic’ is causing chaos within all sectors that rely on transport and logistics, according to the RHA. Stay-at-home orders remain in place for those in close contact with anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, but a small number of ‘critical workers’ are exempt. These include health and care staff, but there remains confusion over whether HGV drivers – classed as essential […]
“The whole nation will owe haulage and logistics workers a huge debt of gratitude,” according to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads and Transport Security, Baroness Vere of Norbiton.
Abbey Logistics has reported pre-tax losses of £3.67m for the year to 29 June 2019, after a restated loss of £4.42m in the previous year.
The critical shortage of HGV drivers could tempt operators to engage and retain staff who fail to live up to basic standards, according to the traffic commissioners.