Vehicle camera and video technology gets the thumbs-up from the operators that are using it receiving an average rating of four out of five.
Changes to lorry tests to address HGV driver shortages require caps on driver training charges and the introduction of mandatory mentoring schemes to properly solve shortages.
We all thought Black Friday 2020 was tough – well it has nothing on Black Friday 2021! After the toughest of 20 months and now ‘post pandemic’ (are we post pandemic or is it too early to say… Plan B and all that?) this year is tougher than any. Global shipping issues, labour shortages in all categories, capacity issues everywhere… it could be grim.
Road Transport Expo (RTX) is off to a flying start with an impressive list of 40-plus exhibitors already confirmed for the brand-new Stoneleigh Park event next summer.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit’s “over-complications” are causing a severe HGV driver shortage with major consequences to supply chains into the UK. Supermarkets shelves appear empty, restaurants are struggling for supplies and people are starting to worry about Christmas.
So, the government has another genius solution to wreck the transport industry further through changes to the cabotage rules. All these ‘solutions’ will not fix the industry, they will harm it further.
Given the amount of publicity there has been around the shortfall of HGV drivers, it may have been more appropriate for the RHA to rename its National Lorry Week (25-31 October) as National Lorry Drivers’ Week.
The current shortage of HGV drivers has been attributed to various causes including Brexit, training and administration delays due to Covid, as well as the poor working conditions experienced by drivers when they are out on the road. All of these have contributed to an issue that has been building for a number of years. However, in my opinion, the introduction of the Driver CPC has also contributed considerably. It is a badly thought out, administratively complex requirement for employers […]
Logistics UK is to host a webinar outlining its ‘Route to net zero’ on transport day at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) on November 10. LUK said “it is clear that the climate crisis is now one of the most pressing challenges facing the global community and the UK government and logistics industry must play their parts and take radical steps to protect the future of our planet”.