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. In their latest annual report, the TCs acknowledged the challenge facing haulage firms as an acute skills shortage places significant pressure on supply chains leaving them struggling to deliver goods. But they also pointed out the possible impact on safety standards: “The obvious risk is that operators may be tempted to retain drivers […]
New rules for operators appearing at public inquiries (PIs) in light of Covid-19 could jeopardise fair hearings and may result in a rise in the number of appeals, according to solicitors.
Suttons Tankers has landed a major five-year contract with BOC to provide inter-branch trunking services for the movements of full and empty gas cylinders across the UK.
A college in Essex has purchased two Renault HGVs to highlight a career in logistics to students and also provide them with driver training.