A company whose directors have “a long history of failed road haulage companies behind them” has been refused an operator’s licence, according to a report by traffic commissioner Nick Dent, published this week. The report revealed that director Ian Newman of REL Haulage applied for a licence for 50 vehicles and 50 trailers as part of plans to take on some of the profitable work of Upminster haulier BB Transport, which was about to be liquidated, and Peterborough-based REL Storage […]
Police pulled over an HGV driver on the M20 and fined him £100 after he was spotted with a laptop balanced on his dashboard.
Dixons Carphone has become the latest major firm to offer bonuses in a bid to tackle the driver shortage crisis. The company, which owns Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World, is promising to pay a £1,500 bonus to new drivers qualified to operate 7.5 tonne vehicles and the same amount to retained drivers. It is also offering staff who successfully recommend a friend for a driver vacancy a reward of £1,000. The company has also launched a scheme this month […]
Transport minister Baroness Vere has slammed the haulage industry for failing to invest in its drivers and called on operators to “step up” their efforts to improve conditions in the industry.