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HGV drivers value recognised by pay deal

Wincanton HGV mechanical offset driver pay deal due to Brexit shortages

GMB Wincanton HGV members see their essential value recognised by an 11% pay deal with GMB London Region, representing Mechanical offload HGV drivers, agreeing to an 8% pay increase with a further 3% increase granted from September to December 2021. Read more »

New fleet director to support Suttons growth plans

Fleet director Suttons tankers logistics

Suttons Tankers has appointed a new fleet director to further support the strategic growth plans of the business. The [appointment of Steve Hassall, recognised by the DVSA as an Earned Recognition Operator, is part of a continuous improvement plan to Read more »

Guide to funding support for logistics employers

The new guide to funding available to logistics employers

As has been reported through Fuel Oil News (here), the logistics industry is facing a serious shortage of skilled workers. In response, business group Logistics UK has launched a new comprehensive, free guide for employers from across the sector on Read more »

Call for 10,000 temporary visas to address driver crisis

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, according to business group Logistics UK.  Exclusive analysis of the latest ONS Labour Force Survey Q2 for Logistics Read more »

CBA welcomes recognition of HGV driver shortages

Another industry body has responded to the announced Government actions to mitigate the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, with the Chemical Business Association (CBA) welcoming aspects of the response but also emphasising that ‘more still needs to Read more »

Lenham Storage signs support deal with Europump Maintenance Ltd

Kent-based logistics company Lenham Storage has signed a new 12-month fully comprehensive support contract with Europump Maintenance Ltd for all the fuel island equipment at its two main depots. Speaking about the deal, Lenham Storage’s fleet manager, Steve Emsley, said: Read more »

Standard approval to counter skills shortage

Margaret Simpson

FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has learned this month that the long-awaited LGD Driver Apprenticeship Standard for Cat C+E licences, is to be published this summer. As Mags Simpson, policy manager at FTA, explains, the standard cannot Read more »