Find out what has been happening in the world of haulage this week.
According to a new study of haulage industry leaders, almost a third (31%) of haulage companies say they are having to avoid working with the food & drinks industry, due to increased checks and admin on certain products. In light of challenges, over half of UK hauliers (56%) say they are considering moving operations to the EU.
Logistics UK has urged the government to replicate its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme for the logistics sector and prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to EU drivers.
Greener, longer goods vehicles could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as early as next year, the government has announced.
FLEETS should be preparing drivers now for the fact that some new cars, vans and trucks will be fitted with intelligent speed assistance (ISA) technology within a year.
Drones and 3D printing technology are being explored to fix potholes while councils receive funding to improve traffic light systems to cut congestion and emissions.