Transport minister Baroness Vere (pictured) has urged fleet operators to review their shift patterns to encourage and retain a more diverse workforce. In a virtual presentation at the Microlise Transport Conference in Coventry last week, she reminded delegates that only 22% of industry roles are currently held by women and that they make up just 2% of the overall driver pool. “People under 44-years-old are under-represented,” she added. “We need to make sure the industry is more attractive to them. […]
B2C parcel giant DPD says it is enhancing its green credentials by providing carbon neutral shipping from its five major European markets at no extra cost to the customer. The initiative, badged Total Zero, will see the company build on measures to reduce its carbon footprint as well as buy carbon credits to offset remaining CO2 from its 2.5m daily parcel movements. From July, business and consumer shipments to all destinations around the world from France, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium […]
Europa chief attacks RHA over handling of Brexit and fuel crisis and calls for Richard Burnett’s resignation
Europa Worldwide Group chief executive Andrew Baxter (pictured) has launched a vociferous attack on the RHA this week, accusing it of leaking information from confidential government meetings, failing to prepare hauliers for Brexit and “substantially” causing the fuel crisis by “leaking information about fuel stocks”.
Logistics firms are working together to offer a London NHS trust a daily riverboat delivery service, taking trucks off the roads.