Uncertainty over EU workers’ future employment rights is a “major concern” given that 10% of the UK’s driver workforce is from the EU, the FTA has warned. In a new report, The driver shortage: issues and trends, the FTA highlights the UK’s reliance on the 31,542 EU drivers in the sector; a figure up 25% from last year’s 25,109, and up 65% on 2014’s 19,062. The association’s deputy chief executive James Hookham urged the government “to ensure its Brexit negotiations […]
2016 saw the UK vote to leave the EU, Donald Trump preparing to move into his new house across the pond, and Sadiq Khan introduce unprecedented safety measures for operators working in London. But these headlines aside, 2016 has still been a busy year for the road transport sector. As we approach the end of the hugely eventful 2016, the MT team discuss the year’s key events, Brexit aside, and the things to look out for in the coming months. […]
The road haulage industry boosted its efficiency last year, according to new statistics from the DfT.
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.