The construction materials sector is hiking franchised driver rates as the driver shortage crisis continues. Breedon Group, Aggregate Industries and Tarmac have boosted their pay in the past few weeks, MT has learnt. The rate rises come as the haulage sector continues to struggle to attract and retain HGV drivers in the face of the widespread UK driver shortage. News of the rate increases also follows reports this week that heavy building materials firm Hanson is in a pay dispute […]
Telford-based Elite Precast Concrete has agreed a new logistics partnership with flatbed haulage specialist Shropshire Express Deliveries.
The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers.
Eddie Stobart Logistics’ (ESL) turnover increased 25% year-on-year in the half year period the group said today (9 July), but it also warned that profit would be at the lower end of expectations.