RHA research has revealed that the long-predicted driver shortage is now severely affecting operators as they gear up for the Christmas peak. According to a poll of its members, both subcontractors and agency drivers are in short supply: 96.4% of respondents said they had difficulty in sourcing agency drivers, while 85% found subcontractors hard to come by. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning told MT this is the first time the industry has been able to quantify the shortage of subbies […]
SP Training has launched two mental health training courses aimed at both management and drivers, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.
Association warns MPs of crisis during National Lorry Week RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has described the sector’s skills crisis as “unprecedented” and called on the government to reverse its controversial decision not to back an HGV Trailblazer apprenticeship.