Prospect Commercials Blog

HGV driver apprenticeship scheme given the go ahead - December 14, 2015

The Government’s decision to give approval for the HGV Driver Trailblazer Apprenticeship has been widely supported by industry bodies, including the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA).


Calls to reopen vital bridge as soon as possible - December 9, 2015

Concerns continue to grow about the impact that the closure of one of the UK’s most important bridges will have on deliveries during one of the busiest times of the year.


Awards will recognise the role of women in the transport and logistics sector - December 7, 2015

Successful women in the UK’s transport and logistics sector are being encouraged to enter awards celebrating their achievements.


Transport for London (TfL) launches consultation on river crossings - December 4, 2015

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation regarding the proposals for new river crossings at Gallions Reach and Belvedere, as part of efforts to improve infrastructure in the capital.


Black Friday weekend sees £3.3bn spent by online shoppers - December 2, 2015

According to a report by IMRG and Experian, the UK’s online retail space saw sales of £3.3 billion during the four-day Black Friday weekend, with £1.1 billion spent on “Black Friday” itself.


RHA raises awareness of regular eye tests for professional drivers - November 30, 2015

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has launched a collaboration with Vision Express to promote road safety through the importance of professional drivers having regular eye tests.


FTA: UK’s logistics industry needs Government help to lower carbon emissions - November 27, 2015

A Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report, which was published earlier this week, indicated targets for all of the UK’s industry sectors, including logistics and freight.


TomTom study reveals consumers’ worries over Christmas gift deliveries - November 25, 2015

Recently published research from TomTom Telematics has shown that reliable Christmas deliveries for online shopping orders are crucial for ensuring repeat business and a loyal customer base.


FTA urges Chancellor to keep fuel duty low to help boost UK economy - November 23, 2015

Following the release of a report partly funded by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which has shown the economic benefits of lower fuel prices, there have been renewed calls for George Osborne to keep fuel duty low, as part of


New £3m logistics academy to be built in St Helens - November 20, 2015

Following an increase in the number of logistics academies across the UK, a new £3 million specialist academy will be opened in St Helens, in Merseyside. St Helens College partnered up with Knowsley Community College and together they created a