The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC. The DSA launched the consultation after the associations wrote to roads minister Stephen Hammond, expressing concerns that the estimated 30,000 technicians nationwide would not be able to complete the training before the 2014 deadline. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “In our view, the intention of the EU Legislation has always been that it applies […]
The FTA has called on the UK government not to act upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s previous promise to take “no deal rather than a bad deal”, as Brexit negotiations formally begin today (19 June).
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
One in five transport business leaders believe there is considerable potential for the use of robots working in the industry within the next decade.