The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget. Having led a delegation of hauliers to Downing Street last month, the RHA’s push for a training fund to help alleviate the chronic driver shortage, and in doing so boost productivity, was not rewarded. Richard Burnett, chief executive of the RHA, said: “In his spring Budget George Osborne recognised the […]
Rates pressure, diesel prices and lorry road user levy revenues are among the points the RHA wants the chancellor to consider ahead of the Budget (20 March).
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
Plumbing and heating products supplier Wolseley is launching a year-long apprenticeship scheme for aspiring HGV drivers at two of its DCs.