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Health chiefs’ PPE procurement ‘not robust enough’

PPE procurement is not robust enough and the UK government must clarify its strategy for having a reliable supply in the face of a potential second wave of Covid-19, according to MPs. In a report the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said it was “extremely concerned”...

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Theory test changed after coroner’s deaths warning

Testing for HGV drivers is to be changed after a coroner raised concerns about the lack of training over mirrors. The DVSA said it would add questions to the driving theory test for new drivers of lorries on the topics of class VI mirrors and also increase awareness...

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DPD announces major recruitment drive to meet online demand

DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, including 3,500 drivers, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19. The delivery firm is investing £200 million this year to expand its next day parcel capacity, including £100m on vehicles, £60m on...

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GEODIS launches drone inventory service

  "GEODIS Countbot” is a stabilised automated system that includes a drone and is able to do inventory and inventory control. Inventory can be done in real time, without human intervention other than a supervising operator and without any special equipment....

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Customs checks to be phased under no-deal Brexit

Customs controls at the border between the UK and the EU will be introduced in a phased way from 1 January 2021 in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The UK government said the measures, which will allow firms to import most goods for six months without a customs...

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Car beats public transport as Covid-19 fears change habits

Commuters and business travellers are among those less likely to use public transport in the immediate future, as fears over Covid-19 persuade more people to travel by car. new survey by independent UK watchdog Transport Focus reveals that 60% of the 2,000 respondents...

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World’s largest container ship launches

The world’s largest container vessel, HMM Algeciras, has been launched in South Korea in the midst of challenging times for the shipping industry. The 24,000 20ft-equivalent-unit (TEU) containership was launched at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s (DSME)...

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