Union GMB is calling on 600 workers at XPO Logistics’ Eurocentral and Bellshill depots to strike in a move which could threaten supplies to 60 Morrisons stores in the run up to Christmas.
Amazon’s drive to use “cheaper hauliers” combined with “fierce” competition, tight margins and the driver shortage have seen Currie Solutions’ pre-tax losses almost quadruple.
A £485,000 pilot project which aims to develop technology to monitor, manage and regulate HGV journeys across Croydon is set to launch next spring.
DHL Supply Chain will do its “utmost” to protect the jobs of staff working on its Mothercare contract, the logistics firm pledged this week following the retailer’s announcement that it is to put its UK business into administration, threatening the closure of 79 stores.
Hauliers are calling for a moratorium on apprenticeship levy payments following further delays to the inclusion of a Category C+E licence in the LGV Driver Apprenticeship.
A government review is to investigate claims by recovery operators and hauliers that soaring vehicle roadside recovery costs are being driven by the high level of fees taken by the managing agencies running the schemes for Highways England and the police.
DAF Trucks is showcasing an 18-tonne LF 230 FA skip-loader chassis, fuelled by hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) at Freight in the City next week.
Hauliers will be left picking up the bill if Bristol City Council gets the go-ahead to allow private cars free access to most of its Clean Air Zone whilst charging non-compliant HGVs £100 a day, the FTA warned this week.
Operation Brock, launched yesterday in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, will be stood down as soon as possible, Highways England has confirmed.
As TfL kicks off the process for hauliers to apply for their London HGV Safety Permits today, the RHA and FTA continue to voice serious concerns over the scheme.