The FTA is calling for an extension to the government’s furlough scheme, “sympathetic” repayment terms on government loans taken out during the pandemic and post-pandemic funding for the logistics industry to ensure the rapid recovery of the UK’s supply chain.
The FTA is calling for a major increase in roadside checks on vans to raise standards in the sector.
All travel relating to the operation of logistics business has been designated as essential travel by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abbey Logistics is topping up its frontline workers’ sick pay to ensure they do not feel the need to continue to work if they need to self-isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is calling for transport operators with spare capacity to get in touch so they can be matched with suppliers to ensure the security of the supply chain during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Events hauliers are counting the cost of the coronavirus outbreak this week as multiple conferences, exhibitions and music events continue to be either cancelled or postponed across the UK and Europe.
North Wales logistics firm Delsol is continuing its expansion drive with the acquisition of Caernarfon-based haulier HF Owen Transport and Storage.
A campaign group is also seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to introduce smart motorways.
Kuehne + Nagel Group is to sell a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio to XPO Logistics.
An environmental campaign group is planning a legal challenge to the government’s £28.8bn roads programme on the grounds that it breaches UK climate and environment laws.