Unusual outbreak sees cases of rare monkeypox infection in UK

23 May 2022

Mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa, and first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970, monkeypox has suddenly appeared in 14 countries with, for the first time, the virus being found in people with no clear connection to the usual countries of origin.

European road freight rates index hits new record

20 May 2022

The road freight rates index for Europe, produced by Upply and the International Road Transport Union (IRU), hit an all-time high in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022 as rising cost pressures, supply and capacity disruptions, regulatory change and war in Ukraine created, “a potent mix of rate drivers”.

Call for former HGV drivers to rejoin the workforce

12 May 2022

With hundreds of spaces now available on Government-funded refresher training courses, called Skills Bootcamps, Logistics UK is urging heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers who have left the workplace to consider re-joining the profession.

Licence revoked for lacking a functioning transport manager

11 May 2022

At a recent public inquiry, it was found that a named transport manager had never performed any of the required duties and responsibilities necessary to fulfil the role. He had therefore failed to download tachograph data, had not ensured vehicles were given safety inspections at stated six-week intervals, had failed to ensure brake tests were carried out and had not ensured that safety inspection records were completed correctly.