Friday 16th Nov 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Cargo thefts rise to £14m in second quarter

Companies lost an estimated £14 million as a result of cargo theft on UK roads between April and June – up by £1m from the previous quarter despite a fall in the overall number of incidents from 454 in Q1 to 386.

New legal challenge to CV manufacturers

Law firm Edwin Coe LLP has filed a group action seeking damages from a group of commercial vehicle manufacturers on behalf of direct and indirect truck buyers who were victims of a price fixing cartel.

Autonomous trucks viable within a decade

Over three quarters of road transport companies believe autonomous trucks will become a viable option on the roads within the next decade, according to survey by the International Road Transport Union (IRU).

Cannot check workers’ rights without a system, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association has pointed out that there is no system in place that ensures that checks are carried out to check the right of work of EU national employees and that this therefore falls into the hands of the industry to avoid prosecution and removal of illegal workers.

The Budget: what about Brexit?

British International Freight Association has welcomed aspects of Philip Hammond’s Budget but notes Brexit remains a priority and that its members want to see an agreement on trade and customs as an urgent priority which is of “much greater importance to the work of our members than anything announced in yesterday’s budget.”  

The Budget: more needs to be done for transport

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed Philip Hammond’s announcement in his Budget that he intends to allocate £30 billion for motorways and other major road improvements, including £420 million for fixing potholes to be made available immediately.