Industry News

Long list of actions needed to solve driver shortage but training companies face uncertain future

June 22, 2020 Steve Hobson

Road haulage and logistics is an essential but “forgotten” industry that government must do more to support if it is to address its skills shortages and help drive the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, according to Sir Mike Penning MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on road freight and logistics. But a separate survey of training providers carried out in May by Skills for Logistics has found that the training industry’s ability to resume HGV driver training after the lockdown […]

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Operator News

Wincanton will not be blown off course by Covid-19

June 17, 2020 Steve Hobson

Wincanton has reported a strong set of financial results for the year to 31 March 2020, with revenue up 5% to £1.2bn and pre-tax profits up 7% to £52.9m, driven by a 26% rise in revenue from its retail grocery division which picked up a sizeable contract with Morrisons in June 2019 that has just been extended.

Operator News

Operators in the eye of the Covid-19 storm

June 5, 2020 Steve Hobson

To measure the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the transport and distribution industry, MT has put together a panel of operators across the UK to give regular feedback on their volume of work and vehicles laid up.