While Fraikin doesn’t replace its MDs quite as often as West Brom replaces its managers – seven in the last five years – Darren Hall is the third person to take charge of the French-owned contract hire firm since 2016.
Despite the high proportion of the 2 million people working in UK logistics that are mobile or remote workers, there has been a lack of a coherent and quality assured online training to help their career development. But that is now changing with the launch of Flow.
Highways England is backing the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to help raise awareness of mental health issues, focusing on commercial vehicle drivers.
DPD was again the big winner in the 2020 Motor Transport Awards, coming out on top in five of the seven categories in which it was shortlisted, taking its tally of trophies to 34 and overtaking TNT.
Skills shortages is a constant theme for the logistics sector that was tackled on day two of the virtual Commercial Motor Show.
The prospect of long delays to freight traffic heading through Kent to the Channel ports has again been raised in a letter from Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove MP – seen by the BBC – warning that there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks in the event of a no-deal end to the Brexit transition period at the end of December.
Anglo-Swedish electric vehicle start up Volta Trucks has officially launched its 16-tonne GVW battery electric urban delivery truck, the Volta Zero. Designed as an EV from the ground up, CEO Rob Fowler said the vehicle was “available now to meet customers’ desire to decarbonise”.
In the last of our current series of Trucking Britain out of Covid-19 surveys, we asked if operators expect the surge of goodwill towards the logistics industry will last beyond the pandemic.
It probably won’t come as a huge shock that this year’s Motor Transport Awards are moving online.
Baroness Vere, parliamentary under-Secretary of state for transport, is to open the virtual Commercial Motor Show on 29 September.