HGV driver shortage persists but is easing

1 June 2022

Although the UK’s heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage remains chronic, according to analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data by Logistics UK, the number of HGV drivers in employment is not falling as significantly as in recent quarters.

Licences revoked for transport manager scam

1 June 2022

A transport manager emailed the head of a waste disposal company, CCS Waste Ltd, to say that he charged, “£500 per month for my name to be on the licence”.

Plan to expand London ULEZ is questioned

30 May 2022

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation into its plans to expand the current Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023.

Newcastle and Gateshead postpone clean air zone

26 May 2022

Councils in Newcastle and Gateshead have been planning to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), in response to a Government legal order, which would have meant non-compliant buses, coaches and HGVs paying £50 per day.

HGV registrations fall in first quarter of 2022

26 May 2022

UK heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations declined by -2.3%, with a total of 9837 registrations in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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”.