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UK motorists, businesses and the haulage industry are deliberately being fleeced at the pumps as oil prices continue to tumble. With various businesses in the fuel supply chain from refineries to retailers shamelessly increasing their profits, our recent fuel pricing data from highly reputable sources shows that it is diesel that is being exploited predominantly at the pumps.
With no sign yet of 2016 heralding any fresh solutions, there is little hope of the migrant crisis abating in the near future. A humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, the effect continues to be felt throughout Europe. It’s a costly issue in more ways than one, and the European supply chain is certainly not immune.
The UK economy is heading towards ‘a crippling logistical crisis’, after new research reveals that the already chronic driver shortage is being underplayed – and is set to worsen yet further. With 50,000 drivers already needed by 2020, the lorry driver shortage needs smart action now.
Deliveries will be the new retail battleground in 2016, with delivery choice as important as price for many consumers. Powering these delivery wars will be driverless vans, delivery drones… and the return of old-skool pedal-power.
Advances in technology have brought the logistics and transport industry many advantages, enabling us to do things faster, cheaper and more efficiently. However, these advances have also changed the way that transport is managed, placing increased emphasis on the importance of instant access to information.