The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge. With effectively 12 months until the 10 September 2014 deadline for LGV drivers to have completed their 35 hours of Driver CPC training, FTA’s James Firth said while there is a lot of ground to cover, the training sector has the capacity to cope. “Industry [both PCV and LGV] has […]
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
“Help us to help you” was the message when the RHA delivered a petition to Downing Street last week (18 June) calling on the prime minister and chancellor to sign off on a £150m HGV driver training fund in next month’s emergency budget.
Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership.