The number of HGV driving licence tests taken and passed surged in the year to 31 March 2016. Category C tests increased by 29% to 45,513 (2015: 35,303). There was a corresponding increase in passes, up 30% to 24,502 (18,867), equivalent to a pass rate of 53.8%. At the heavy end, category C+E tests were up by more than a quarter (26%) at 19,614 (15,582). Here there were 10,973 passes, 20% higher than the previous year (8,764), which meant the […]
Plumbing and heating products supplier Wolseley is launching a year-long apprenticeship scheme for aspiring HGV drivers at two of its DCs.
Reducing fuel consumption will be the single biggest priority for over a third of fleet managers in 2013, a survey by fleet management systems supplier GreenRoad has suggested. Just over 35% of respondents to a question about priorities for next year cited reducing fuel costs as their most important challenge, with 20% citing compliance with regulations and 16% highlighting the need to ensure safe driving. Over two thirds of respondents said they expected fuel prices to rise modestly in 2013, […]
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]