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Australia news updates live: bus and train drivers strike in NSW, flood warnings for parts of Queensland

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Security leaders welcome Labor climate policy; industrial action over pay dispute begins as some Sydney drivers walk off the job. Follow all the developments live

UK delivery drivers: share your experiences of Black Friday 2021

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Shoppers in the UK are expected to spend almost £9.2bn on the weekend due to Black Friday deals. We would like to hear from delivery drivers who are working and fulfilling orders during this time. What has your exper...

App outage locks hundreds of Tesla drivers out of cars

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Hundreds of Tesla drivers were locked out of their cars at the start of the weekend after the manufacturer’s mobile app suffered an outage – and dozens voiced their complaints on social media. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief...

Drivers scramble to grab cash that spilled on to California motorway – video

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Drivers in southern California have scrambled to pick up cash after bags of money fell out of an armoured vehicle on a motorway. Several bags broke open, spreading mainly $1 and $20 bills all over the lanes and bringi...

Christmas bin collections in UK at risk as lorry drivers quit

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Households are being warned of a “Christmas crisis” in bin collections as drivers quit their jobs for better pay working for supermarkets and food hauliers. Bin lorry drivers are being offered pay deals worth as much ...

London drivers ditching diesel cars six times faster than rest of UK

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Drivers in London have abandoned diesel cars six times faster than those in the rest of the UK since Sadiq Khan announced plans for a massive expansion of the London’s clean air zone. Research released days before Lon...

Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries

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Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to ...

Just 20 UK visas issued to foreign lorry drivers, government admits

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Just 20 UK visas have been issued to HGV drivers from abroad who took up the emergency offer of employment to avoid empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, a senior minister has admitted. Oliver Dowden, the Conserva...

Drivers threaten Insulate Britain activists in Essex protests

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Drivers dragged climate protesters out of the road and threatened to run them over on the eastern outskirts of London as Insulate Britain staged roadblock protests for the 13th time. There were tense scenes as about 4...

Drivers clash with Insulate Britain activists blocking three London roads

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Insulate Britain activists have staged three morning roadblocks in central London, leading to dozens of arrests and confrontations with drivers stuck in heavy traffic at the height of rush-hour. The climate activist g...

‘They stole from us’: the New York taxi drivers mired in debt over medallions

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For more than a century, taxi drivers have transported busy New Yorkers to their jobs, to brunch, or home from a late night out. A symbol of the city made globally famous in countless Hollywood films, the drivers of t...

European lorry drivers ‘will not want to come to UK’, warn haulage chiefs

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The government’s emergency programme to issue temporary visas to thousands of lorry drivers is far too little to resolve Britain’s supply-chain crisis and is unlikely to attract them to the UK, haulage chiefs have war...

10 days to save Christmas: shops warn of disruption due to lack of lorry drivers

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Significant disruption to Christmas is “inevitable” unless the government fixes an acute shortage of lorry drivers in the next 10 days, the UK retail industry body has warned, as queues formed at petrol stations and o...

Uber to pay pensions to all its UK drivers, backdated to 2017

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Uber is to pay out millions of pounds in missed pension payments to UK drivers dating back as far as 2017 under a deal with the retirement savings watchdog. The ride hailing company was forced to guarantee its 70,000 ...

Automakers could be required to install technology to detect drunk drivers

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Car manufacturers would be required to include technology to monitor whether US drivers are impaired by alcohol and to disable the vehicle from operating under a proposal contained in the infrastructure bill awaiting ...

Our lorry drivers deserve respect

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Although current shortages have highlighted poor pay and conditions for goods vehicle drivers, it is not a new problem (“Food, beer, toys, medical kit… why are we running out of everything?”, Focus). In the 1990s, aft...

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