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According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, 15% of UK transport businesses are in favour of zero-hours contracts despite the widespread controversy surrounding their introduction.
A member of the Palletways European palletised freight distribution network, Bristol-based John T Evans, has unveiled a new vehicle which is now being used on the recently won contract with The Yankee Candle Company to deliver their products across Europe – and, as vehicle liveries go, it must be one of the most eye-catching on the road.
Ryder Cup Europe has announced that FedEx is to be an Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup. This year, the biennial event is being held at Gleneagles, Scotland, on 23rd-28th September, with the competitive matches taking place on the final three days.
The road freight transport sector is finding it difficult to recruit the new drivers that it urgently needs. Having cut its cloth during recession, the industry must meet greater demand for more loads to be moved during the current economic growth or the consequence will be felt across all industries.
A ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum could have significant ramifications for the logistics industry and the wider business community.