LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labour shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned. Read more
Archive for year: 2021
With the signing of a bilateral agreement between Germany and the Netherlands, the cross-border use of gigaliners trucks becomes possible.
Berlin. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) and Barbara Visser, Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management in the Netherlands, signed a bilateral agreement on the cross-border traffic of gigaliners trucks between the Netherlands and Germany on Friday, from September 24th. Read more
// Aldi increases the salary of lorry drivers to help address driver shortage crisis // Comes after Tesco said it would offer drivers a £1000 joining bonus with the company // The “pandemic” and Brexit have been blamed for the HGV driver shortage, impacting retailers up and down the country
// Tesco offers £1000 joining bonus to lorry drivers who join the Big 4 grocer before the end of September // It comes as grocers experience staff shortages amid the “pandemic” and changes to immigration rules from Brexit // Road Haulage Association believes there is a shortfall of about 60,000 haulage drivers in the UK
Inspectors Remove More Than 1,200 Commercial Motor Vehicles With Critical Brake Violations From Roadways During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day JULY 19, 2021 Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26.
> Forget what you know as a trucker and watch ‘The Ice Road’ just to be entertained > Let’s get this straight right from the jump, The Ice Road, this summer’s big action thriller streaming on Netflix, is not a feature-length version of the smash-hit reality TV show, Ice Road Truckers. Not even close, and […]
> Three of the big four global truck manufacturers have come together to sign an agreement to develop a comprehensive electric charging system, initially in Europe and following in North America.
A temporary extension of lorry drivers’ working hours has been met with backlash from the industry who say the government is applying a “sticking plaster” to driver shortage problems. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces ‘temporary extension’ of safety limits amid strain on the logistics industry.
Ford and Hermes have started a pilot project for parcel delivery with self-driving vans in London. As the vehicle manufacturer reports, the two-week practical test is part of a new research program by Ford on autonomous vehicles and their potential in commercial use. Hermes is the first company to take part in this pilot test.
The online retailer ordered at least 1000 systems from Start-up Plus that can be used to automate conventional semi-trailers.