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The UK aerospace industry is one of the biggest in the world and accounts for nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of the global defence export market. However that’s not to say that, as a sector, it doesn’t face challenges particularly given the nature of an industry when every second counts.
With the DVSA having announced its intent to focus on the worst offending transport operators, there is a growing recognition that technology can help organisations demonstrate to the authorities that they are actively managing their compliance.
In a bid to improve safety on the UK’s roads, WheelRight has been offering a free pressure check to HGV drivers and motorists on one of Britain’s busiest stretches of road – the south-bound M6.
Freight prices could rise significantly in the next few weeks, unless the ongoing crisis at Calais is resolved. I am concerned about the operational impact the French strikers and migrant incursions is having on UK import and export trade.
As the trouble across the Channel continues to disrupt Kent’s roads and put a strain on the UK economy, the challenges for manufacturers and the European supply chain have only just begun.