Too many operators are trying to shave the hourly rate they pay for agency drivers rather than using technology such as telematics to improve the performance of temporary staff, according to fast-growing driver agency Milestone. Milestone director Adam Thompson says: “Too many operators look to save 20p on the hourly rate and don’t care about the driver’s performance. Instead we are using technology to reward our drivers for good behaviour, including green band driving, avoiding accident damage and complying with […]
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
The RHA has said the publication of a new framework document defining the skills, knowledge and understanding required by new truck drivers, by the DSA is a welcome step in formalising the profession and improving its image. Jack Semple, director of policy at the RHA, said: “As we have discussed with the DSA, we are keen to see a high standard of training for all new entrants to LGV driving, so that they start in the industry with a clear […]