The corporate world may be actively pursuing initiatives to improve gender diversity within senior management teams, but progress appears slow.
The Department for International Trade’s publication of a revised list of temporary tariffs on truck imports if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement once again raises the question of the impact of commercial vehicle pricing on haulage operating costs and profitability.
The fleet of electric commercial vehicles on British roads will jump by hundreds and perhaps thousands in the next two to five years as some of the biggest logistics companies put their faith in battery power, especially in the cities, in the wake of rapid improvements in range and payload, writes Selwyn Parker.
Better productivity and safety were the standout elements of a report published by the DfT assessing the impact of raising the speed limit for trucks over 7.5t GVW in England and Wales, writes Transport News editor Kevin Swallow.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October. The government is taking steps to help businesses to prepare for Brexit and has drawn up a list of actions logistics operators should be doing for themselves. The government is: Allocating an additional £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year (HMT total funding for Brexit is £6.3 billion). This includes £108m to support businesses to get ready; Creating a £10m Brexit Readiness Fund for trade associations […]
Increasingly ‘knowing-your-driver’ has become a key fleet compliance requirement. As technology permits more frequent checking across a wider range of datasets, fleets are taking the opportunity to increase their awareness of their drivers. Improving risk profiles, insurance rates, HR strategies and road safety are all rolled-up in this. However, much depends on being actually able to access the data often held by government bodies.
Drivers face new challenges in era of change by David Coombes MD, Skills for Logistics We’re now two years into the Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship, and while we are seeing increasing uptake month on month it is still only scratching the surface in addressing the continuing driver shortage.
Apprenticeships offer a golden opportunity, says Skills for Logistics MD David Coombes.
Visitor registration is now live for ITT Hub 2020, which takes place for the first time in May 2020 at the Farnborough International Conference & Exhibition Centre.
The HGV driver shortage has prompted Wimbledon-based logistics business ELB Partners to turn to XMR, a specialist recruitment agency for ex-military drivers, to find skilled, reliable drivers.