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A level playing field across freight modes would benefit the economy and society

A level playing field across freight modes would benefit the economy and society

Recent research carried out for the Campaign for Better Transport1, which used existing Government criteria, found that HGVs pay less than half of the costs associated with their activities in terms of road congestion, road collisions, road damage and pollution.

Ian Baxter, Owner and Chairman of Baxter Freight

Should the rest of the UK care about the prospect of Scottish independence?

Scottish residents are about to vote on whether the country should become independent. The rest of the UK won’t get a vote (even if they’re Scottish!) but the outcome matters to all of us for practical not just emotional reasons.

Survey reveals significant number of transport firms back zero-hours contracts

Survey reveals significant number of transport firms back zero-hours contracts

According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, 15% of UK transport businesses are in favour of zero-hours contracts despite the widespread controversy surrounding their introduction.

Drivers urgently needed!

Drivers urgently needed!

The road freight transport sector is finding it difficult to recruit the new drivers that it urgently needs. Having cut its cloth during recession, the industry must meet greater demand for more loads to be moved during the current economic growth or the consequence will be felt across all industries.

Alan Powell, Excise Goods Specialist at the United Kingdom Warehousing Associati

The implications of a Scottish ‘yes’ vote for the logistics sector

A ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum could have significant ramifications for the logistics industry and the wider business community.