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Christmas at risk of ‘grinding to a halt’ without migrant workers, claimed a warehouse equipment supplier

Christmas will ‘grind to a halt’ without EU workers

By James Ridler

Christmas 2017 could be under threat of ‘grinding to a halt’ if there is a lack of migrant workers to process orders, warned a warehouse equipment supplier, while the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlighted the danger of the lack of EU workers...

The FTA warned of more fatalities if the French government doesn't intervene

FTA urges action after driver dies at migrant barrier

By Matt Atherton

The French government must take urgent action to protect drivers’ safety after a van driver was killed when his vehicle crashed into lorries allegedly queuing at a makeshift barrier, made by migrants, near Calais, said the Freight Transport Association...

A Blaze at a meat factory in Scotland cuased traffic chaos this morning

Meat factory blaze battled in Scotland

By James Ridler

A blaze at a meat processing plant in Scotland has closed roads in the area, created traffic chaos for motorists and drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Yearsley has doubled the capacity of its Newark site and created 120 jobs

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

By Rick Pendrous

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

Investing in training puts foods firms on the road to profit, claims Gary Benardout

HGV training ‘puts food firms on the road to profit’

By Gary Benardout

From restaurants to supermarkets and fishmongers to greengrocers, almost all types of business rely on road logistics in one way or another, especially the food and drink industry. So, it pays to invest in training drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Transport Select Committee plans to probe the driver shortage have been welcomed by the industry

Freight industry welcomes driver skills probe

By Michael Stones

The freight industry has welcomed plans to probe the lack of professional drivers in the haulage sector, unveiled by Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.

Supermarkets are introducing initiatives to train more truck drivers

Retailers are reacting to the HGV driver shortfall

By Nicholas Robinson

Retailers are understood to be taking measures to address a shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, having previously denied that the issue could potentially cripple the perishable food sector.

Left to right: Richard Stevenson, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Paul Williams, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (in cab) and Neil Evans, NR Evans md

Food distributor NR Evans creates 60 jobs

By Rod Addy

Chilled food distributor NR Evans has created more than 60 jobs in an expansion of its operation backed by a £3M lending facility from Lloyds Bank.

A shortage of HGV drivers will affect the food industry

Stinging HGV crisis to hit supermarkets

By Nicholas Robinson

Food firms are set to feel the sting of the worsening road haulage crisis, as industry leaders call for more action to stem the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage.

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