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Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk

Relaxation of drivers’ hours a safety risk says British Safety Council

The Government’s relaxation of the rules, earlier this month, for how long lorry drivers can work as a temporary fix for a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators, is compromising safety standards and is not the solution to the haulage industry shortage of HGV drivers issue. British Safety …

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RTITB to launch new Forklift Operator ID eCards

RTITB to launch new Forklift Operator ID eCards 1

RTITB will become the first accrediting body to issue lift truck operators with electronic ID cards, as opposed to physical photo ID Cards, starting from 12 July. Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) operator ID cards are important as they help to quickly identify the operator and ensure the person named on …

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Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency, Andrew Tavener, Head of Marketing, Descartes UK

The UK’s HGV driver shortage is becoming increasingly concerning, with the ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid-19 and growing demands exacerbating the problem. There are numerous reports of the lack of qualified drivers creating difficulties for the logistics industry, which is having a severe impact on many different sectors, including retail …

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