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Driver shortage crisis: Grant 10,000 temporary visas to EU workers, says Logistics UK

Driver shortage crisis: Grant 10,000 temporary visas to EU workers, says Logistics UK

Government must prioritise the granting of 10,000 temporary work visas to encourage EU drivers to return to support the UK’s supply chain, according to business group Logistics UK.

Where sustainability meets reality

Where sustainability meets reality

The transport industry really cares about sustainability – but what are we really doing about it? To answer this question we’d like to ask you to take part in our Sustainable Reality Survey.

It aims to reveal what truck fleets and transport companies are truly achieving in terms of sustainability – and the everyday commercial obstacles that are in their way. No greenwashing, just a real-life look at sustainability in practice. And because real life is busy, we’re making it quick and easy to take part in. Simply answer just 10 questions (anonymously) – which should take about 3 minutes.

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

WMS technology provider SnapFulfil is taking its North America business to the next level with the appointment of experienced transformational leader, Rich Pirrotta, as CEO.

Increased vessel delays and rising transportation costs threaten last-mile retail operations going Into critical Black Friday and holiday seasons

Increased vessel delays and rising transportation costs threaten last-mile retail operations going Into critical Black Friday and holiday seasons

Recent vessel-tracking data from project44 reveals substantial year-over-year increases in vessel and shipment delay times across most major trade lanes connecting China to the rest of the global economy.

These longer lead times cast a spotlight on already overburdened transportation networks and ongoing supply chain disruptions.

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

Two thirds of UK logistics workers want employers to support them on the commute

According to a nationally-representative survey into 2,000 UK workers, conducted by corporate transport technology specialist Kura, nearly 60% of logistics workers across the UK hold real concerns around the commute post-Covid. There is a strong cry for help with the commute from employees, particularly among younger workers.

Managing change to smooth technology transition…

Managing change to smooth technology transition…

By SnapFulfil CEO, Tony Dobson.

A massive shift to digital solutions is now well underway in warehousing but, as more companies make the move from manual to automated processes, do we risk leaving our employees behind?

Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

LogisticsHandling.com spoke with Phil Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, and Paul Whittingham, operations director of Truckfile, about the companies’ partnership and what voice maintenance and inspection technology offers technicians within the freight transport sector.

Delsol targets new breed of driver to help meet customer demands

Delsol targets new breed of driver to help meet customer demands

One of North Wales’ leading logistics companies is aiming to attract a new breed of driver to help it keep pace with the growth of the business. Delivery Solutions (Delsol), which has depots in Caernarfon and Sandycroft, has grown by almost 40% over the past three years.

Every parcel should be your brand ambassador

Every parcel should be your brand ambassador

By Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for packaging solutions at Quadient.

Remember when receiving a parcel was an event? For your birthday, perhaps, or for Christmas, a complete surprise, or a purchase you had saved up for and keenly anticipated.

Give logistics businesses time to implement new apprenticeship standard, says Logistics UK

Give logistics businesses time to implement new apprenticeship standard, says Logistics UK

The introduction of a new Apprenticeship category for HGV drivers, enabling them to drive HGVs and trailers (or C+E as categorised on their driving licence), has been welcomed by business group Logistics UK as a positive step in building and retaining the workforce of tomorrow.

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