Empty running has become an accepted problem in road transport, but with supply chains facing the dual pressures of a national driver shortage and the need to make drastic carbon reductions, it’s time to address the waste. Conservative estimates still suggest 20% of trucks are running empty, and this doesn’t take into consideration partial loads. Meanwhile, we’re short tens of thousands of drivers and the onus is on businesses to fix this longstanding and long-term challenge. Now has to be […]
Steve Gooding, president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has used the inaugural edition of transport and logistics event ITT Hub to urge the industry to nail down specific and immediate solutions to the driver shortage or risk accusations of crying wolf.
The UK is facing the collapse of the supply chain in the next two to three weeks, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett (pictured) warned this week.
Plans to scrap EU rules and allow newly qualified drivers to operate lorries need to be carefully considered, according to freight booker Zeus Labs.