As the government plans a further four-month extension to the relaxation of HGV drivers’ hours, it has emerged that only around 450 haulage firms have used the extension to make their drivers work longer hours. The take-up rate emerged in a consultation document sent to industry stakeholders this week which proposes to take the current temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours beyond the 3 October deadline and through the peak period to 23 January 2022. Union Unite called the plans “reckless […]
Warwickshire Police using a Highways England HGV detected 211 driving offences during a five-day operation between 14-18 September.
Hermes has launched an apprenticeship programme designed to help address the national LGV driver shortage, whilst developing its own people.
ParcelHero is calling on the government to take urgent action as official figures reveal over a third of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is in a downward spiral.