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 […]
Union Unite has warned further industrial action could be on the cards by drivers and warehouse staff at white goods manufacturer Indesit UK, if a ballot on the company’s latest pay offer leads to it being rejected.
HGV drivers have been warned by the DVLA that it will no longer accept medical reports from Doctors on Wheels, raising concerns that thousands of HGV drivers could be behind the wheel but unfit to drive.
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.