What are the real causes of the HGV driver shortage?
You can’t fail to have noticed the vast shortage of HGV drivers we are suffering in the UK right now, 100,000 to be exact. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has been complaining about this for some time and how it […]Read more
Traffic Commissioners’ annual report 20/21 recognises the key achievements of the last year…
The latest Traffic Commissioners’ annual report published earlier this month reflects on the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact of Brexit and provides updates on strategic objectives going forward to 2023 and beyond. In the Forward to the report, Richard […]Read more
Government introduces plans to ease pressure on the road haulage sector, but do they go far enough?
An open letter, announced on 20 July 2021, has been jointly sent to the ‘UK Logistics Sector’ from three Government Departments: Department for Transport, Department for Work & Pensions, and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. It begins by […]Read more
Shortage of labour in the logistics industry 2021
The new decade has brought Brexit and Covid-19, resulting in uncertain times for many businesses and industries across the globe. With the movement, storage, and flow of goods directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and buyer behaviour rapidly changing to […]Read more
Top 10 ways to achieve warehousing and logistics success via a 3PL
Has the time come for you to take advantage of outsourcing your logistics functions to a 3PL provider? There are many benefits to this; however, it is essential that you follow the correct steps when selecting your 3PL partner as […]Read more
I am running out of space – what are my options?
Warehousing and distribution strategy is an increasingly critical aspect of business.Whether you’re in retail, wholesale, or manufacturing, storage and space are among the more significant operational considerations you’ll have to deal with. For small start-up companies looking to establish a […]Read more
What does quality service mean to you?
Customer expectations are evolving very quickly, and we need to ask ourselves the basic but essential question: What is quality customer service? [something fundamental to us here at Masters and always at the forefront of our minds]. Not only are […]Read more
Why your reputation matters (and how to deliver on your promises)
Everything you do impacts your business reputation. But what exactly is it, and why is it so valuable? There doesn’t seem to be an academic consensus on a definition for what a company reputation actually is. It is such an […]Read more
Planning required to avoid electric shock in the HGV sector
On November 18 Boris Johnson, The Prime Minister announced that new petrol and diesel cars and vans will not be allowed to be sold in the UK from 2030, just ten years away. But what does that mean for the […]Read more
What is the driving force behind success?
In my role as commercial and Business Development Manager, I am often asked, ‘What is special about Masters?’ What is your USP? Warehousing and logistics is an industry which is considered by some as very generic. I can understand why […]Read more