A progress report on the Driver CPC and how well the UK is doing in meeting the September 2014 deadline to get every professional LGV driver through the 35 hours mandatory training will be made at a seminar to be held by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in association with Motor Transport. The UK leg of the DRIVEN series of sessions the IRU is holding in four EU countries, the seminar will be held on 4 October at the […]
Government plans aimed at tackling the HGV driver shortage crisis which stop short of issuing temporary visas to foreign drivers have been given a muted welcome by the haulage industry.
Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]
Transport minister Baroness Vere said extending drivers’ hours was “definitely not a long-term solution” to the burgeoning recruitment crisis and that the industry had known for a long time this problem was on the horizon.