The HGV driver shortage is still rife, the FTA has warned, after its latest quarterly industry survey found almost a third of operators are facing long-term recruitment delays. The Quarterly Transport Activity Survey, sponsored by Santander, also found that members were keen for clarification on what the situation will be with EU national employees after Brexit, but predicted good sector growth for Q3 2017. Christopher Snelling, FTA head of national and regional policy, said: “At a time when British businesses […]
The Home Affairs Committee has said it cannot see how the government will fulfil its promise to deliver 100% exit checks at Britain’s major cross-Channel terminals.
The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers.
TfL has been criticised by the FTA for introducing a number of significant changes to the cyclist safety equipment requirements under its Fors accreditation scheme without a consultation or a formal announcement.