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Kate Turner, a former apprentice who went on to become the youngest ever manager at DB Schenker Rail UK at just 19, has been honoured for her achievements at a reception at the House of Lords.
Russia’s largest carrier in the international scheduled cargo market, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), has reported a successful first half of 2015 with a 17% increase in tonnage carried across its global network during the six-month period. During June the airline's tonnage was up 16% year-on-year, surpassing the 11% growth rate for May.
The Fortec Distribution Network, which specialises in pallet delivery throughout the UK and Ireland, has strengthened its presence in Kent with the recruitment of two new members – Eminence Logistics and Boxley Haulage.
Leicester based Premier Logistics has acquired Hull-based CJ Express Logistics in a move that will see its group turnover increase to around £21 million. The takeover will also facilitate a much greater presence in and out of the North East of England. Both companies are members of the Pall-Ex network.
The current driver shortage is now at a critical stage, it’s not getting any better and it’s not hard to see why. I am sure some HGV drivers will disagree but in my opinion it’s not about the wages as decent rates are currently being provided across the industry. I believe the issue is more likely linked to the way HGV drivers are perceived and treated and the poor image of the industry as a whole.