Prospect Commercials Blog

New logistics academy launched at Northampton College - August 24, 2015

For anyone considering a career in the logistics industry, a new academy has been opened as part of Northampton College, in order to prepare young people for a range of job roles in the sector.

UK and France sign a deal to end the migrant crisis at Calais - August 21, 2015

Yesterday it was announced that Theresa May – the Home Secretary – signed a deal that committed Britain to working harder with France in order to manage the migrant crisis at the port of Calais.

FTA’s Van Excellence course marks a breakthrough in professional development for drivers - August 19, 2015

The first ever event for the Van Excellence Certificate of Driver Competence was held by the FTA last week, in a move to formally acknowledge the professional standards that drivers in the industry are expected to meet.

England’s ‘charge-as-you-drive’ motorways could pave the way for electric vehicle boom - August 17, 2015

Highways England has announced that it will be trialling new technology that could be used below the UK’s main roads and motorways, in order to enable anyone driving electric vehicles to charge them while making a journey.

More women being recruited for roles in the logistics sector - August 14, 2015

Over recent years, the number of women being employed in roles within the logistics sector has noticeably increased, with more taking on employment as professional delivery drivers (including HGV vehicles) as well as support and managerial roles.

Government road developments to boost the UK’s distribution capacity - August 12, 2015

More than £60 million has been invested to make improvements to the A1 and other major roads across the north of England, as part of plans for the new Northern Powerhouse.

Leading logistics organisations to work together to attract more driving staff - August 10, 2015

Last week, the UK’s main logistics trade bodies – the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) – announced their aim to

Cyclist campaign to raise road safety awareness among HGV drivers - August 7, 2015

Following recent news that the Government is considering the possibility of banning HGVs from entering cities, a new scheme has been launched by Sustrans – the walking and cycling charity – to help raise drivers’ awareness of cyclists on Britain’s

More fines given to hauliers found to be carrying illegal immigrants - August 5, 2015

The number of fines issued to hauliers, for carrying illegal immigrants into the UK, has more than tripled over the course of the last three years.

FTA calls for ‘green truck’ fund to help operators benefit from new technologies - August 3, 2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has recently called for a new fund to be created in order to help logistics firms increase their use of new ‘green’ technologies.