The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles. Allowing operators with testing facilities to carry out MOTs on their own vehicles and those they maintain on behalf of others is a measure supported by the RHA and British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, as a way of improving the testing system. But James Firth, head of road freight and enforcement policy at the FTA, told the Transport Select Committee […]
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.
The RHA has raised concerns that many operators are unaware of the costs they’ll be hit with when the apprenticeship levy comes into effect next April.
The job of an HGV driver is not eligible for the Shortage Occupation List and the industry needs to focus instead on filling roles from the ballooning UK unemployed, according to the government.