The UK needs to “stand on its own two feet” and solve the current HGV driver crisis without relying on foreign workers to plug the gap, the transport secretary repeated this week. Grant Shapps (pictured) also said the driver shortage was a global problem and it was “completely untrue” to put the blame on Brexit. His comments came as Morrisons warned that it expected food prices to rise this year due to the lorry driver shortage and higher freight charges. […]
Hoyer drivers have put their employer on notice of 14 days of strike action after the company refused to back down on plans to make six drivers redundant at the Stanlow oil refinery.
A new specialist consultancy for freight logistics has been launched to help businesses capitalise on IT opportunities.
A new system of managed migration will allow the road transport industry to recruit skills internationally after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, has assured operators.