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”.

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.