Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage. The RHA has called for government grants to train UK residents to become HGV drivers rather than see an influx of foreign drivers to meet demand. However, the call appeared to have fallen on deaf ears in last month’s autumn statement. In a letter written after the Treasury failed […]
The number of HGV driving licence tests taken and passed surged in the year to 31 March 2016.
Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.