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  • RHA: Christmas crisis looms without government action

    RHA: Christmas crisis looms without government action

    26th October 2021

    The Road Haulage Association has warned of a Christmas crisis unless more is done to deal with the ongoing driver shortage.  Specifically, the RHA and other trade bodies have written to the Prime Minister urging action. In addition, the letter…

  • Shining a light on logistics in the UK for a weekend

    Shining a light on logistics in the UK for a weekend

    25th October 2021

    A weekend aimed at shining a light on the world of logistics will take place between 29 October to 1 November. The aim of the Discover Logistics Careers weekend is to help people realise the importance of the sector.  For…

  • Customer service at MAN proves a hit for Inter-Haul

    Customer service at MAN proves a hit for Inter-Haul

    21st October 2021

    Customer service described as ‘outstanding’ is the main reason Inter-Haul keeps coming back to MAN trucks. The Pontypridd-based company now operates 41 MAN trucks, including some new additions. For example, the operator has recently taken delivery of 11 vehicles including two…

  • Fall in HGV drivers largest among middle-aged workers

    Fall in HGV drivers largest among middle-aged workers

    20th October 2021

    Research from the Office of National Statistics has identified middle-aged workers represent the biggest fall in truck drivers. The number of HGV drivers has declined since the July 2016 to June 2017 period.  However, the largest decline between then and…

  • RHA hits out at “cabotage sabotage” of UK hauliers

    RHA hits out at “cabotage sabotage” of UK hauliers

    19th October 2021

    The RHA has accused the government of committing “cabotage sabotage” against British truck drivers.  The association said it was shocked and disappointed by the proposal to allow foreign haulage companies to undertake unlimited work in the UK in two-week blocks.…

  • In-truck fuel payment system trialled by bp and Mercedes

    In-truck fuel payment system trialled by bp and Mercedes

    18th October 2021

    An in-truck fuel payment system has been developed in the UK. Furthermore, a trial of the new Mercedes-Benz system has already taken place with Wren Kitchens. The news is likely to come as welcome news for drivers and operators. Fundamentally,…

  • Route to Net Zero webinar announced by Logistics UK

    Route to Net Zero webinar announced by Logistics UK

    15th October 2021

    A webinar around the route to net zero will go live on 10th November 2021. Logistics UK is launching its plans to decarbonise via the event. Furthermore, the date has been chosen as it is the ‘Transport Day’ of  COP26.…

  • Open letter to drivers gets support from Warwickshire

    Open letter to drivers gets support from Warwickshire

    13th October 2021

    An open letter to truck drivers has been supported by the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership. Furthermore, that backing also includes Warwickshire Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit. The letter discusses load security and what can be done to improve it. There is…

  • Volvo talks about the transition to electric trucks

    Volvo talks about the transition to electric trucks

    12th October 2021

    The transition to electric trucks is well underway and Volvo is leading the way. That was the message from the Swedish manufacturer during an online presentation. Furthermore, Volvo highlighted the gains it had made around the world with its battery-powered…

  • Skills shortages growing across the logistics industry

    Skills shortages growing across the logistics industry

    11th October 2021

    A recent survey has reported skills shortages are a growing concern within the transport sector. The survey was conducted by Logistics UK’s September 2021 Performance Tracker. It produced some interesting statistics about the state of the industry. For example, 96%…

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